Yesterday I posted a link to some high-powered thinking liquor drinks to get you through the passive-aggressive dysfunction better known as Thanksgiving. If liquor and you don't mix or the idea of some relative doing the technicolor yawn in your bedroom after a few too many Old Fashioned's isn't your idea of a good time, maybe it'd be best to stick with beer and wine for the feast.
Personally, THG's childhood Turkey Day meals evoke memories of my Dad saying the prayer and toasting the family with tiny glasses of tomato juice. Our crammed dining room table – used once or twice a year – apparently never had the room for actual drink glasses and it became an annual tradition to see who would eventually crack under the pressure of all that turkey, stuffing and other starchy foods and pry themselves from their chair in order to get a glass of water.
Good times, good times.
Anyway, here are suggestions about some pinot noirs and other wines to pair with your bird as well as a beers that will go with every course of the holiday meal.