Every turkey needs the perfect cranberry sauce, and this one did not disappoint. If you're taking on the task of making the entire Thanksgiving meal, this is one dish you can make in advance. In fact, it tastes better if you make it a couple days in advance because it allows all the flavors to really develop as they mix and meld together.
For each bag of cranberries, you'll want 1 cup of red wine and 1 cup of sugar. We had 2 bags of cranberries, so we started with 2 cups of wine and 2 cups of sugar. You can use any kind of wine you like. If you want sweeter cranberries use a sweeter wine. If you want to highlight the tartness, use something more tannic. We just happened to have some cranberry wine on hand, which really added a cranberry punch to our sauce. Let it simmer and reduce on the stove until you end up with a thin syrup.