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Nov 17, 2015

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Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

Thanksgiving just isn’t Thanksgiving without the turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. But there’s another delicious reason to start a new Thanksgiving table tradition – Lubbock wine. With Lubbock and the surrounding area being responsible for 80 percent of the wine grape production in Texas, there’s even more reason to make sure local grapes are on this year’s grocery list! We asked Llano Estacado Winery and McPherson Cellars which of their wines pair best with a Thanksgiving spread, and here’s what they suggested:

Llano Estacado Winery
Mont Sec Viognier 2014


This medium-bodied wine pairs perfectly with turkey.

McPherson Cellars
Les Copains Rose 2013


Both white wine and red wine lovers will enjoy this dry rose. Not to mention it goes great with just about any Thanksgiving meal!

Pheasant Ridge
Pinot Noir











Pinot Noir is a must for ham or pork dishes, but this high-acid, low-tannin wine with rich spices will also pair well with the cherry or cranberry flavors in your side dishes.

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