As we turn the calendar to November, it's time to start talking Turkey Day. One of the most often questions I hear is what is the best wine to pair with Thanksgiving food (the traditional kind made up of turkey, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, etc.).
This article from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel does a pretty good job breaking down the options, but one area of the viticultural map missing is the great state of Oregon.
Last year, I chose a Pinot Noir from Erath Winery in Dundee, Oregon. I found it to be an excellent pairing with my meal. Oregon is THE place for Pinot Noir in the U.S., from A to Z, Argyle, and Adelsheim to Willamette Valley Vineyards and all letters of the alphabet in-between. They each offer a great expression of the Pinot Noir grape.
Another choice for a red is Beaujolais, featuring the Gamay grape. The article makes mention of that.
If you prefer a white, Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay would work.
Get ready because the drive to a glutton's favorite holiday is just beginning.