Conventional wine wisdom states that red should be served with red meat and white with white meat. But, really, what's most important is that you're pleased with what's in your glass and on your plate. Thankfully, on this all-inclusive holiday, there's room for everything. Open a bottle of red, white, or rosé wine, beer, or even hard cider. Or if specific recommendations put you more at ease, consult the list below for new ideas. And remember: With bottles, as with the people gathered around the table, the more the merrier.
- Belgian: Saison Dupont, $11 for a 25-ounce bottle. Hearty, malty.
- Pumpkin: Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, $10 for four bottles. Pumpkin, spice.
- Sparkling Shiraz: Rumball Sparkling Shiraz, $28. Effervescent, bold.
- Pinot Noir: Twin Fin Pinot Noir, $10. Light, fruity.
- Riesling: Dr. Loosen L Riesling, $12. Fruity, slightly sweet.
- Prosecco: Mionetto Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, $15. Delicate, bubbly.
- Still: Farnum Hill Extra- or Semi-Dry Still Cider, $9 to $15. Crisp, sophisticated.
- Sparkling: Woodchuck Amber, $7.50 for six bottles. Sweet, sparkling.