Turkey Day Sommelier

Wines for pumpkin pie and beyond, from Tasting Table and The Noble Grape

A festive meal calls for an equally celebratory progression of wines. We've made your Thanksgiving pairings easy by teaming up with The Noble Grape to put together a three-pack tailored to Turkey Day, from the pre-meal gathering to the fowl and on through dessert.

And in the spirit of the day, they've shaved 10 percent off the price–and agreed to keep the deal going beyond Thanksgiving, on into holiday party season (through 12/17).

Here's what will complement your cornucopia:

For the Toast: Domaine Saint-Vincent NV Brut This crisp, lively, fruit-forward Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine is the second label of New Mexico's Gruet Winery. It's ideal for toasting the occasion, and for a salad with apples, citrus or nuts. It even makes nice with turkey and cranberry sauce.

For the Turkey: 2007 Corvidae the Keeper Cabernet Franc Corvidae, an offshoot of cult Washington State winery Owen Roe, is known for big-flavored wines. The Keeper is full-bodied, smooth and versatile, with spice and dark fruit to complement sweet, tart, spiced and savory side dishes.

For the Finale: 2005 Familia Zuccardi Malamado Malbec Port Two unusual details set this Port apart: It's from Argentina, and it's made with late-harvest Malbec grapes. Fruity, dark and rich, it begs for a slice of pumpkin or pecan pie, roast apples or anything chocolate-based.

The Tasting Table Thanksgiving Three-Pack is $46.80 (before tax) at The Noble Grape, 802 N. Bishop St. (at Chicago Ave); 312-846-1204 or noblegrape.net