Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holiday Wine Dinners: What to Pour?

Turkey? Check. Stuffing? Check. Sweet potatoes? Check. Cranberries? Check. No one will go hungry around your Thanksgiving table this holiday seasons. Now that you know what's being served, who's bringing what, and where everyone will sit, it's time to decide what you'll pour. With all the various flavors, spices and scents that swarm the holiday table, what are the best wines to serve?

Our sommelier, Sean Meyer, pulled together three different Pinot Noirs that will pair well with each course. The best part? These suggestions aren't just for Thanksgiving! You can use this same guideline for your upcoming holiday dinners, and welcome in the New Year with a wonderful wine pairing dinner for your friends and family!

"Pinot is one of the quintessential versatile Thanksgiving wines," said Meyer. "It is absolutely outstanding with turkey, mushrooms, yams, stuffing, and cranberries, making it part of my Thanksgiving table every year. Here are a few wines which will definitely be poured at our house this year during the holidays."

Start with: Arista Pinot Noir Bacigalupi Vineyard 2008 $62

Main course: Chanson Beaune “Clos des Féves” 2007 $95

Dessert and digestive: Paul Hobbs Estate “Lindsay Vineyard” 2007 $85

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