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Toast to Turkey Day with these red wines under $30

What's Thanksgiving without a little (or a lot) of wine!

Move over Nouveau Beaujolais, we have a slew of new wines that pair well with stuffing, cranberry sauce and all those Turkey Day goodies.

Gobble up these glasses of red in true feasting style.

The Dreaming Tree Crush 2013, $15

If you're planning on layering your cranberries, potatoes
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If you're planning on layering your cranberries, potatoes and turkey on a nice warm roll, this red blend is for you. This oak-aged California blend, with berry-like flavors, is sure to be refreshing after that loaded Thanksgiving sandwich.

Qupé 2012 Santa Barbara County Syrah, $30

Biodynamic and organic grapes give this Syrah deep
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Biodynamic and organic grapes give this Syrah deep and spicy notes that balance well with roast vegetables, roast turkey and pretty much anything coming out of your oven.

Damilano Barbera d’Asti 2013, $25

If you're in it all for the side
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If you're in it all for the side dishes, try this light-bodied, tart Nebbiolo with blackberry and pomegranate flavors and light spicy notes. Enjoyed best with a slight chill, this is a perfect gateway wine from rosé season to the heartier months.

Passimento Rosso Veneto, $15

The blend of Italian merlot, corvina and croatina
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The blend of Italian merlot, corvina and croatina grapes is sold at Trader Joe's wine shop, but identifies as a fine wine brand aimed at millennials. (See the Instagram-ready, graffiti-like bottle.) Pairs well with Italian food, and, of course, all those carbs in your Thanksgiving spread.

Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz, $10

If Thanksgiving has you waiting until dessert for
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If Thanksgiving has you waiting until dessert for something sweet, pop the cork on this fruity South African Shiraz before the meal even begins. Pairing well with cheese and cured meats, this sweet wine makes pre-meal conversation easy with that awkward cousin you only see every other year.

Dark Horse Pinot Noir 2014, $14

This juicy California pinot has notes of cherry
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This juicy California pinot has notes of cherry and strawberry and goes down easily with a heavy, carb-centric meal. A rich purple color and velvety tannins disguise this wine as a product worth more than its suggested retail price.

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