That’s right, winter is coming – the time of year that feels like midnight after 4pm and shopping becomes survival-based obstacle courses. Thankfully, it’s also the season  to gather with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving – arguably the tastiest holiday of them all. And what better way to celebrate than to toast some fine, red wines?

As purveyors of oral hygiene and science, GO SMILE knows how to enjoy a choice bottle of something special while also maintaining our pearly whites. During this colder season, we recommend bolder, spicier reds to accompany your Turkey Day meal.

Dinner Pairings

Pinot Noir – this red wine is a traditional favorite for Thanksgiving. Pinot Noir's subtle earthy undertones and often mushroom-inspired flavors surround the more fruity features of the wine and tend to pair well with the traditional flavors of turkey and stuffing.

Zinfandel – although it’s a light-bodied red like Pinot Noir, Zin's moderate tannin and high acidity make it taste bolder than one might expect. This would be a great wine pick for those looking for a heartier red with the capacity to cut through all the mashed potatoes and gravy you’ll be enjoying with your turkey.

Syrah/Shiraz – a popular and versatile choice with its bold-yet-easy-drinking nature. The prevalent peppery notes of this varietal pair well with herb-infused stuffing, as well as both the white and dark turkey meat. You can’t go wrong no matter which you prefer.


Dessert Pairings

When it comes to wine and pie pairings, fortified wines are always a good idea: they offer the sweetness and robustness to support the rich flavors and spice of the pumpkin pie, and the caramelized flavors in pecan pie.

Sherry will contribute a delicious nutty, sweet spice-filled character to either slice, and pairing Port with any sweets is a pretty safe bet. Even a late-harvest Riesling can bring rich, concentrated flavors of honey to a variety of delicious desserts.


Teeth Whitening

Now that you know exactly how to eat, drink and be merry this Thanksgiving, prevent your teeth from getting stained with all the delicious food and wine. While the entire GO SMILE catalog of teeth-whitening products are incredibly effective at brightening your smile, we recommend using our Stain Erasers this holiday season for a few reasons...

Each Stain Eraser can easily fit into your pocket or purse to take with you anywhere you go. Our patented Applicator Technology™ means all you have to do is just Flip, Pop, and Whiten for fast, easy use. And as an added bonus, Stain Erasers have a sugar-free mint flavor that freshens your breath while you whiten your teeth – so no need for an after-dinner mint.

With good food, tasty wine, and lots of loved ones, the holidays are definitely one of the best times of the year. And thankfully with GO SMILE, they can also be one of the brightest.