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Wine Pairings for Holiday Sides

The New York Times has some great ideas for your Thanksgiving meal, adjusting its suggestions for your menu based on your answers to a few basic questions. Fun and informative and their recipes are always spot on! Have a look>


We'll take it a step further and say that many of these sides are classic, winter dishes that would pair beautifully with most holiday main dishes, including roasted turkey, roast beef, baked ham, or even a classic NW holiday salmon dinner. Here are some ideas:



POTATOES, RICE & CASSEROLES

Garlic Mashed Potatoes // lots of cream & lots of butter:

Abeja 2013 Chardonnay (Washington State)


Candied Sweet Potatoes // sweet is the key word here:

Dr. Loosen 2013 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese (Mosel-Saar-Ruver, Germany)


Lobster Mac & Cheese // rich & salty, go with bubbly:

Reserve du Chevalier NV Crémant de Bourgogne Brut (Burgundy, France)


Wild Rice with Mushrooms // earthy & nutty, try:

Walnut City Wineworks 2016 Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon)


Fennel, Kale & Rice Gratin // licorice & a little bit bitter from the kale calls for:

Castelfeder 2016 Alte Reben Schiava (Alto Adige, Italy)



VEGETABLE SIDES

Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon // delightful, slight bitterness with citrus:

Château des Roques 2015 Vacqueyras Blanc (Southern Rhône, France)


Roasted Butternut Squash with Red Onion // mellow and full of fall goodness:

Domaine Jacky Marteau 2014 Touraine Gamay (Loire Valley, France)


Soft Herb Salad // zingy & fresh, go with:

Bodegas Maset NV (nu) Cava Reserva (Penedès, Spain)


Creamed Red & White Pearled Onions with Bacon // rich & earthy:

Domaine de Frégate 2011 Bandol Rouge (Provence, France)


Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Browned Butter // mild & nutty:

Pelassa 2014 San Pancrazio Barbera d'Alba (Piedmont, Italy)


Sweet Potatoes with Maple & Chipotles // sweet earth with a little spice:

Peachy Canyon 2015 Westside Zinfandel (Paso Robles, CA)


Baked Risotto with Winter Squash // comfort food calls for:

Palazzo Malgara 2016 Primitivo di Manduria (Puglia, Italy)



DESSERTS 

Apple Pie // Grillon 2015 Sauternes (Bordeaux, France)


Brandied Pumpkin Pie // Artimino 2011 Vin Santo (Tuscany, Italy)


Sticky Cranberry Gingerbread // 

Lustau NV Pedro Ximenez San Emilio Sherry (Jerez, Spain)


Chocolate Pecan Pie // Dow's NV Ruby Port (Portugal)


Honey-Glazed Pear Upside-Down Cake // 

Weingut Prechtl Grüner Veltliner Eiswein (Austria)


Cheers to some delicious holiday eating!

Julie, Co-Owner

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Nov 07    Thanksgiving Pairings ...Round 1
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