The Seattle Times by Andy Perdue
November 3, 2017
Andy Perdue selects Northwest wines perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
THE HOLIDAYS CAN be stressful for us wine geeks, as family members usually rely on us to select options for three major events.
This year, I built my Case Studies list — a case of wine suggestions for each holiday — with a few parameters in mind:
All wines come from the Pacific Northwest. The quality and diversity we find in our corner of the continent require us to look no farther.
A diversity of producers and wine varieties. With close to 2,000 wineries operating in the Northwest, there’s no reason not to share the love, and we should explore the bounty of the more than 100 wine-grape varieties grown here.
Each case should have at least one riesling, dessert wine, cab and bubbly to satisfy the diversity of palates that will gather around your holiday table.
Ask for these wines at your favorite wine merchant, which usually can order them for you, or contact the wineries directly; they’ll be happy to ship to you.
Always the most challenging holiday meal for wine pairings because of the diversity of flavors on the table. I solve this by opening several bottles to satisfy everyone from Uncle Joe to Grandma.
Domaine Ste. Michelle brut rosé, Columbia Valley, $12: Easily the best bubbly around and the perfect way to kick off the meal, plus it pairs with everything on the table>>>Read the entire article featuring Avennia, Chateau Ste. Michelle, DeLille Cellars, Fidelitas, Januik, Tsillan Cellars and more on The Seattle Times