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Celebrating Thanksgiving with BC VQA Wines

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Laura is a freelance writer, sommelier, and educator, with 20 years under her belt in the hospitality industry. She is also the Wine Editor of VITA Magazine, and sits on the board of directors for the BCHF. Follow Laura on Instagram @ellestarr

The holiday season is here and with it comes many reasons, and good excuses, to celebrate. Thanksgiving is a time to commemorate the local harvest – and BC wineries are in full harvest swing for what is looking like an excellent 2018 vintage! Laura Starr recommends BC wine styles and varieties to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner this weekend and to celebrate the local bounty our province has to offer.

 

 

Part 1: Laura Starr discusses BC wine styles that pair well with seasonal ingredients at this time of year that will please all house guests!

Part 2: Take a look at Laura’s BC wine picks for Thanksgiving weekend…

Thirsty yet? Here is a list of Laura’s top BC Wine picks including recipe links to her wine pairings.

Bella Wines
2013 Reserve Brut Nature – Oliver West Side
Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley
$55 – Private or Winery Direct

Kitsch Wines
2016 Dry Riesling
East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley
$30 – Private or Winery Direct

Recipe Pairing: BC Harvest Salad

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards
2016 Gewurztraminer ‘Interloper’
Peachland, Okanagan Valley
$18.50 – BC Liquor Stores

Recipe Pairing: Sweet Potato Butternut Squash Mash

TH Wines
2016 Viognier
Summerland, Okanagan Valley
$28 – Private or Winery Direct

Recipe Pairing: Herbed Apple Turkey Stuffing

Spearhead Winery *previously Spierhead
2016 Pinot Noir
Kelowna, Okanagan Valley
$25 – Private or Winery Direct

Recipe Pairing: Tart Cherry Cranberry Glazed Turkey

Black Market Wine Co.
2015 ‘The Syndicate’
Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley
$30 – Private or Winery Direct

Recipe Pairing: Maple Braised Pork Belly

 

Happy Thanksgiving and happy harvest!