NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - Thanksgiving is a fun, festive, relaxed holiday, and the wines should follow suit.
Turkey goes with just about anything, so there's no need to obsess over the perfect pairing. Even so, hosts will want a range of wines to please guests whose tastes may differ significantly.
The celebration often lasts for hours, so having lighter, lower alcohol wines can be a good idea. This probably isn't the time to pull that 1982 Bordeaux out of the cellar. Instead, go for an easy-drinking, affordable lineup that showcases the amazing diversity of American wine by mixing the familiar and the more distinctive with a few foreign cameos.
Each of these great wines can be had for under $30 a bottle -- and many are under $20. There are wines for every drinker, from the novice to the expert.
Click through to see what wines to serve at your Thanksgiving meal.
Sparkling wine is a great way to start any meal, and this one, from the Jura Mountains in eastern France, is simply delicious. It's a cremant, which means it's made in the same way as Champagne, but it's as good as many Champagnes that cost twice as much.
Stephane Tissot NV Crémant du Jura Indigène: $27.99