New Yorkers made a run on Portland urban winery Division Winemaking Company's supplies, nearly cleaning the winery out of its stocks. Turns out when the New York Times sings our praises, they're just fattening us up before they have us with dinner.
Portland-area wineries dominated the New York Times' November 10 roundup of wines to drink with Thanksgiving dinner. In particular, renowned wine critic Eric Asimov singled out Division's Gamay Noir as the best red to pair with a Thankgiving meal.
For now, we recommend picking up the nouveau if you'd like a Thanksgiving gamay from Division. We tasted it yesterday at a successful Nouveau Division Wine Crawl, and the lightly acidic red was delicious paired with little salmon rilletes at Block and Tackle. (Our favorite nouveau, nonetheless, was the very jammy, very French Georges DuBoeuf at St. Honore, paired with one of the bakery's addictive little chouquettes.)
Florence brought the 2013 Almost Dry riesling from the undersung Montinore Estate. It was an interesting choice, as many people fear the hint of sweetness that âAlmost Dryâ implies. But this wine was bright and refreshing, with light floral notes.