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Thanksgiving Wines

November 2022

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. Our first red is the Twill Cellars Red, a blend of  Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Gamay Noir, the ideal transitional red for bridging the hot and cold seasons. Our second red is a Gamay Noir from Sis & Mae Wine Co.

Our first white is a Pinot Blanc from our German wine-inspired friends at Paetra Wine. Our second white is a Rosé of Pinot Noir from Hazelfern Cellars. This is my favorite style of wine to serve for Thanksgiving !

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!