What wine can I serve with ham for Thanksgiving?!

Question: What wine can I serve with ham for Thanksgiving!?
I am having my boyfriend's parents over for Thanksgiving and they are big wine drinkers!.!.we are not!. But when we do have wine we both prefer a sweet wine Vs!. dry wine!. What wine (prefer red) can I go with that A) will go well with ham B) be on the sweet but not too sweet side and C) not be too expensive!. The ham will most likely have a sweet glaze not 100% certain yet, but most likely!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Semi-sweet wines are not only great, they are versatile!. There are plenty of inexpensive red or white semi-sweets that you will enjoy, and will compliment a sweet and rich Thanksgiving dinner!. For me, nothing compliments a rich, sweet dinner like that better a semi-sweet wine!. Here are some recommendations for your dinner:

Marika Nemes Kadarka - Hungarian Semi Sweet Red
Wilhelm Bergmann Dornfelder - German Semi-Sweet Red
Mavrodaphne - Greek Semi-Sweet
Khavanchkara - Semi-Sweet Georgian Red
St!. Genevieve - Semi-Sweet Red
Fetzer Gewurztraminer- Semi-Sweet White
Martin & Weyrich Moscato Allegro - Semi-Sweet White

If his parents are true wine lovers, I think they would enjoy any of these wines, but take their tastes into consideration!. If they like drier wines, a blended Chardonnay like Alamos Chardonnay, or a peppery Zinfandel, like Rancho Zabaco will fit their tastes but compliment the rich dinner!. Maybe you and your boyfriend can discuss their tastes!. If you are unsure, give them a call to discuss their tastes; they'd be flattered!.

For me, I just can't imagine a dry Chardonnay on Thanksgiving, when there are so many other options!.

A good wine shop can recommend inexpensive, tasty options for you, that will fit your budget!.

update: If you like Lambrusco, it will compliment the sweet ham, and sweet potatoes!. Take your boyfriend's parents intp consideration, though!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

red wines are rarely sweet unless they are a dessert wine like port or, god forbid, something like Mad Dog 20/20!.

Go for fruity red - a Beaujolais would be a good choice!. As it happens, the French and Americans release a wine at Thanksgviing time called Beaujolais Nouveau which is fresh young red wine from this year!. It is fruity, light and can be chilled a little!. It would be a good choice for novices and show some knowledge of wine to your boyfriend's parents!.

Another option is a rose wine, they can go from sweet to dry!. A good wine shop can offer one that is not too sweet!.

Or you could ask your boyfriend's parents if they wouldn't bring the wine and share their experience with you!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Even though ham is pink, pork is considered a white meat!. White wine with white meat, red wine with red meat!.

I would never serve red with ham!. It the glaze is sweet and sweet wine may be too sweet!.

A chardonnay or pinot grigio are kind of in the middle (not too sweet or too dry) and you can get a decent bottle for under $10!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Cellar No!. 8 Zinfandel is a $10 bottle that is very good and rated at least 90 points in Wine Spectator!. Smoking Loon Pinot Noir is a great under $10 bottle!. Fetzer wines are good and around $10--Cabernets, Merlots, Zins, Chardonnay!. Beringer and Columbia Crest are good every-day lines of wines around $10-15!. Columbia Crest's Two Vines line is good and the Estate line as well!. Blackstone Pinot Noir is also good!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Although I'm no sommelier, I have served and bartended in some of the finest restaurants in my area, and my best suggestion to you would be to pick either a pinot noir (a red wine that is incredibly versatile i!.e!. goes with both red and white meat), sauvignon blanc (a wonderful white wine), or a fume blanc (my personal favorite)!. All of which can be found bottled for less than $20!.00!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Here are a few articles that address this question:

Sounds like for reds, a pinot noir is the way to go!. You can find bottles of decent pinot noir for $10-15 at most wine shops!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

i would go to a liquor store that sells the fancy stuff and ask them just tell them what you want and what you want to pay and they will tell you exactly what to getWww@FoodAQ@Com

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