Thanksgiving is already here, and we’ve found the perfect movie for the occasion. Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz is often held as the greatest rock documentary every made, and it’s easy to see why: The Band’s farewell concert bottles everything cool, everything tragic, and everything beautiful about being a rock star, all in one magnificent film.
Above all, The Last Waltz has a killer soundtrack. The Band’s greatest hits are all here, including “The Weight,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and “Up on Cripple Creek.” In addition, we hear classics from Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and Muddy Waters. If you’re looking for something to counteract the sleepiness of Thanksgiving cuisine, this movie rocks hard, and will likely bring you around.
To read my full, written review, click right here.
As for vino, we went with three classic Thanksgiving pairs. This Rielsing from Dr. Loosen is a great bottle of white that falls somewhere between dry and sweet, but probably a smidge more in the sweet direction. Rich with melon and fig flavors, this is perfect with everything from turkey to salad and even the cranberry sauce pictured. Even better: It runs in the $15-20 range.
When it comes to red wines with Thanksgiving, the most common options are Pinot Noir and Beaujolais. The Grower’s Guild from Oregon is a particularly nice choice. It’s loaded with fresh cherries and even some earthy textures. As with the previous bottle, this one clocks in at around $16–delicious and easy on the wallet.
Finally, Prosecco is wonderful for either before or after the big meal. As for me, I like to pop a bottle afterwards and enjoy with a great movie like The Last Waltz. The Adami is nice, dry, and crisp. It’s lightly toasty, floral, with Anis as a notable flavor. (Prosecco also makes a great mimosa, btw.)
We hope you have a great Thanksgiving! Next time, we talk Ghostbusters: Afterlife, then we plunge into he Christmas season. Enjoy!