Wines for Thanksgiving
By Chuck Hill
Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to try wine pairings with a wide variety of foods. I try to include an off dry Germanic white like Gewürztraminer or Riesling, a dry white like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris, and a choice of a red – either Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon. A sparkling wine is always festive as an aperitif.
All of the wines I am suggesting are currently available. The more expensive selections might need a little looking – online or in person – and the artsy gift box from Argyle comes from the winery itself.
If you are out on the Thanksgiving wine-touring trail (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), enjoy the festivities and bring along a designated driver! These celebrations are a wine country tradition in both Washington and Oregon. Cheers!
2014 Art of Sparkling Brut
If you’re visiting the Willamette Valley wine country over the Thanksgiving weekend, you can pick up this three-bottle gift set of Argyle 2014 vintage brut featuring art labels by students from Pacific Northwest College of Art. (Benefits the Argyle scholarship program.) Argyle sparkling wines by the bottle are widely available in wine retail locations starting at about $30.