Thanksgiving Wines

November 2017

It’s Thanksgiving time for sure. Here in Oregon harvest is over, the leaves have turned and it’s time to enjoy the rich flavors of the holidays.

Thanksgiving is tough — from the rich, savory flavors of turkey and gravy to the acid and sweetness of cranberry and sweet potatoes. You want to drink some great wine, but stuff too far off the beaten path may not work for everyone.

There’s lots of advice out there on the perfect Thanksgiving wine – and here’s my take: I prefer lighter, livelier wines that open up the palate rather than overwhelm it. The wines need to be versatile, able to work with all those Thanksgiving flavors.

This month, we’re featuring some wines that you might expect and some you might not. You’ve probably heard that Pinot Noir is perfect with turkey, and we’ve got a stunner for you from Crowley Wines. But we also have an amazing Gamay Noir which is a little fruitier from Grochau Cellars. And we’re featuring a complex Chenin Blanc from Division Winemaking and a light, lovely dry Muller Thurgau from Airlie Winery. Perfect choices for folks who may not like red wine.

So many wines to choose from, but we think these four are pretty spectacular and hope that you’ll enjoy them with your family and friends this holiday!