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Holiday Dinner Wines

Thanksgiving and Christmas are synonymous with turkey and stuffing. However, there are other elements.
Holiday dinners often consist of seasonal dishes - earthy root vegetables (often caramelized) turkey, roast chicken, honey ham and buttery mashed potaotes, creamy soups and sauces or cranberry sauces.
But often salmon, smoked sausage, vegetarian turkey with mushroom gravy or sometimes richer lamb and duck show up at the table.
Below are a broad selection of those wines I think pair best with these dishes: Rieslings, Viogniers, Gewurztraminers, Rhone white blends and other ripe aromatic whites. Also Pinot Noir, elegant earthy reds and bubbles be they white or rose are all suitable...

Quick hint: Balance is the key for simple food/wine pairing. Think about the weight and richness of your food and choose a wine you think will have similar weight and richness.
Turkey is great with whites, lamb is better suited to Pinot Noir or savoury reds
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Therapy Estate Vineyard Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2016
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $21.0 + price will vary
Winery: $21.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -51243

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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Reserve' Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2014
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $32.0 + price will vary
Winery: $32.0

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Monte Creek Ranch Winery Rose, Thompson Valley BC
88 Points

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Region: British Columbia Thompson Valley-Kamloops
Vintage: 2016
Price:
Winery: $16.99

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Spierhead Riesling, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

Other Readers Rated this Wine:
Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $22.0 + price will vary
Winery: $21.9

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Cavit Collection Pinot Noir, Pavia Lombardy, Italy
88 Points

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Vintage: 2013
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $14.0 +price will vary

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -615104

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CC Jentsche Cellars 'The Quest', Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2014
Price:
Winery: $18.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -305528

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Bench 1775 'Chill' Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $17.0 + price will vary
Winery: $16.9 sold out

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Fowles Wines 'Farm to Table' Pinot Noir, Victoria
90 Points

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Region: Australia Victoria
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC: $16.0 BCLDB exclusive

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Gray Monk Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Kelowna
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC: $15.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -118638

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Weinhaus Ress Riesling, Rhein, Germany
90 Points

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Vintage: 2014
Price:
BC: $16.49

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -250506

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JoieFarm 'A Noble Blend', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $24.0 + price will vary
Winery: $24.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -138263

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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Muscat 'Rock Pocket Vineyard', Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2015
Price:
Winery: $17.38

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -581322

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Bench 1775 Viognier, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2015
Price:
Winery: $18.0 wine club exclusive

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Nk'Mip Cellars Rose, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2015
Price:
Winery: $16.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -32748

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Anna Spinato Organic Moscato, Vino Spumante Dolce, Veneto Italy
88 Points

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Region: Veneto Valdobbiadene Conegliano DOCG
Vintage: NV
Price:
BC: $14.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -266437

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Joiefarm 'Un-oaked' Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $23.0 + price will vary
Winery: $23.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -441279

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50th Parallel Estate Winery Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Kelowna
Vintage: 2015
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BC Private Wine Stores: $22.0 + price will vary
Winery: $21.85

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Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Private Reserve Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Peachland / Summerland
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC: $13.29
Widely Available: $15.0 +

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -142893

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Tinhorn Creek Gewurztraminer, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC: $15.99
Winery: $15.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -530675

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Chateau St Jean Pinot Noir, California
91 Points

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Region: California Sonoma
Vintage: 2013
Price:
AB: $20.0 + price will vary
BC Private Wine Stores: $20.0 + price will vary
NS: $36.91
ON: $19.95
Quebec: $25.3

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -567420

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