For the big feast, Jody Nugent, general manager of Anthem Kitchen + Bar in Faneuil Hall recommends a versatile white to go with Thanksgiving favorites. The 2012 Mercer Estates Riesling ($9 a glass, $36 a bottle), a Washington State pour, offers aromas of “lemons and lychee,” she says, plus a gentle hint of sweetness. “It has great, bright acid,” she explains, and its crispness stands up to rich comfort fare, including the Thanksgiving menu from chef Benjamin Hennemuth. His traditional dinner includes brined, then roasted, turkey breast with giblet gravy, cornbread stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce. Even if you already have dinner plans, pop by the restaurant for pumpkin creme brulee or a drink. Ask for a glass of the pretty riesling.
Anthem Kitchen + Bar, 101 South Market Building, Faneuil Hall, Boston, 617-720-5570,