Heading into the holiday season, my thoughts
turn to memories past. Evangelist of Northwest wines that I am, I
remember gatherings each year that gave me chances to share wines
with family, friends and even strangers... Northwest wines of
No doubt many of us have more than one
opportunity to share a bottle of wine during the holiday season.
So I thought I would suggest some occasions and some wines that
might give you an
affordable means of joining our Nor’wester campaign. Working
with a Pacific Northwest wine expert from
Whole Foods Market, we
came up with a list of 10 wines, selling for $20 or less, that are
currently available through many of the retail outlets in the
network of stores.
Just to get the wheels turning, here are some
ideas for typical holiday gatherings you could enliven by adding a
bottle or two of Northwest wine:
The night before Thanksgiving… pizza night;
holiday brunch with family and friends, while everyone is still
A neighborhood block party;
College bowl game watching;
The proverbial holiday pot luck;
Late night sipping with friends and relatives;
...and of course wines to pair with traditional holiday meals.
10 Northwest wines under $20.00
See also Chuck's reviews of “Thanksgiving
Pinot Gris (WA) $10.99 - Perfect for parties!
Lobo Hills Sauvignon Blanc (WA) $17.99 - Dry, herbal, made
Teutonic Riesling Medici Vineyard (OR) $18.99 - Floral,
bright, smoked seafood’s best friend.
Payne Cellars Cub Red (OR/WA) $19.99 - Spicy and robust,
great with a roast.
Backstay White Blend Semi-Dry (OR) $14.99 - Perfect for soft
cheeses and spicy foods.
Undaunted Malbec (WA) - $13.99 - Bold and rich.
Cloudveil Pinot Noir (OR) - $14.99 - Full bodied.
Ross Andrew The Huntsman Cabernet Sauvignon (WA) - $15.99 -
Priced for everyday, good enough for when your boss comes to
Oregon Trails Wine Company Pinot Noir (OR) $19.99 - Great
with salmon and roast turkey.
St. Hubertus Estate Great White North (BC) - $14.99 - Simply
delicious bright, light white.