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Thanksgiving Wines

November 2021

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. For our first red we went a little traditional with a Gamay from Vincent Wine Co. Our second red may seem like an unusual choice, a Merlot from Teutonic Wine Co.

Our first white is a Rosé of Pinot Noir from Hazelfern Cellars . This is my favorite style of wine to serve for Thanksgiving ! Our second white is a more traditional dry Riesling from Love & Squalor Wine.

We are so grateful that this year’s celebration will be a little more normal, and hope that these wines will bring a lot of holiday spirit to your table this year, no matter what it looks like!