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Want to impress your guests with the wine selection at your Thanksgiving feast? We asked Erica Landon, sommelier and general manager at Ten 01 restaurant in Portland’s Pearl District, to select a few of her Oregon favorites for the occasion.
To start your meal in style, Landon says, there’s nothing better than a sparkling wine. “Whenever you’re talking about holidays and celebrating with family, I always enjoy bubbles,” she says. Her top choice is the 2002 Argyle Brut ($25) from Argyle Winery in Dundee, an “approachable” traditional champagne.
“Turkey goes with just about everything,” Landon says, so select a variety of wines to match the side dishes. Pinot noir complements rich stuffing, gravy and cranberries, while chardonnay pairs well with mashed potatoes and other vegetables.
For the classic pumpkin pie, Landon couples the golden raisin, spicy quality of the 2005 Dragonfly Vineyard Gewürztraminer Passito ($28) from Francis Tannahill Wine Co. in Dundee. For non-traditionalists, Adelsheim Vineyard in Newberg makes the Willamette Valley Deglacé pinot noir ($34) with a “rich fullness and beautiful pink hue” that pairs well with cherry or apple pie and other fruit desserts. Take your pick and uncork a fabulous Thanksgiving.
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