Picking the right wine for your Thanksgiving meal


INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Each year millions of Americans eat many pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving. They will also drink a lot of wine as Thanksgiving is one of the largest holidays for wine consumption.

Easley Winery in Indianapolis has undergone about a $2 million renovation just in time for the holiday season.

The renovation includes the addition of a fully automatic Italian bottling line, which has doubled the winery’s production capacity.

Each week, the family-owned business makes 4,400 cases prior to the 2,200 cases before the updates.

Meredith Easley, who is the co-owner of Easley Winery, said those who host a Thanksgiving dinner should have at least three different types of wine to make the guests happy.

She said those wines should range from dry to sweet and include a red, blush, and white wine.

Wine could also be used to make cocktails. The business unrolled their Cranberry Smash recipe this season. That recipe is below:

  • 3 parts Cranberry Jubilee wine
  • 1 part bourbon
  • 1 part simple syrup
  • squeeze of lime
  • serve over muddled mint leaves, raspberries, and crushed ice.

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