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#61 The Flon

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 03:27 PM

This was my ladyfriend's pairing for the same dinner at EMP. She had some different courses and her pairing was less expensive than mine but I don't remember the costs. Total wine spend was $415.00

 

  • Caviar - Philippe Foreau, Brut, Vouvray, Loire Valley, France 2010
  • Fluke w/ peas & grapefruit - Domaine De La Pepiere, Monnieres-Saint Fiacre, Loire Valley, France, 2013
  • Halibut radishes/orange blossom - Domaine De La Taille Aux Loups, Clos Michet, Montlouis-Sur-Loire, Loire Valley, France, 2013
  • Asparagus with potato & black truffle - Comte Abbatucci, Frais Imperial, Ajaccio, Corsica, France, 2010
  • Duck honey lavender etc (you have all heard about it) - Patick Lesec, Beaume De Venise, Rhone Valley, France, 2005
  • Camembert w/ rhubarb & sorrel - Paul Blanck, Pinot Gris, Patergarten, Alsace, France 2001
  • Baked Alaska - Weinlaubenhof Kracher, Zweigelt, Beerenauslese, Burgenland, Austria, 2012

 

 



#62 voyager

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:19 PM

The hive's thoughts on wine to serve with sorrel soup (contains some cream) with raw salmon garnish?     Please, something I might have in stock, i.e., not too esoteric.   


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#63 Sneakeater

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:59 PM

Oaked white Burgundy
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:01 PM

Got that!


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:44 PM

I had a feeling.
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#66 Peter Creasey

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:37 PM

Sancerre or Vouvray...or (unoaked) Sauvignon Blanc or Chenin Blanc


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 06:24 PM

What would you pour with peak of season beefsteak tomato slices with tonnato sauce?    (tuna, capers, anchovy, lemon,"mayo")


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 06:46 PM

Sauvignon Blanc
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#69 Peter Creasey

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 10:31 PM

Zins are one of the few varieties that do okay with tomatoes.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:20 PM

Zins are one of the few varieties that do okay with tomatoes.

 

Interesting.   I agree with meat sauces with cooked tomatoes, but I've never considered Zin with raw tomato.   Discuss?


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#71 Peter Creasey

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 12:26 AM

The right Zins have lots of fruit to offset the acidity of fresh tomatoes.  Choose one that is lighter and lively.

 

As you say, cooked tomato dishes are a good pairing with Zins.


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 01:41 AM

Thanks, Peter.    I will probably go with Sauvignon Blanc or friend, but will "think on" zin with tomato salad.   


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#73 Sneakeater

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 02:59 AM

It's hard for me to see a red with a raw tomato.  In the summer, maybe a rosé.


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 03:36 AM

Ergo my "thinking" about it. I was considering rise but it didn't sing to me.

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:18 PM

Will be taking a dessert wine to upcoming dinner party.   Hostess tells me she is serving strawberries in balsamic vinegar with sabayon.    I will be bringing along a poteca, semi-sweet walnut filled "bread" which will be a thinly sliced accompaniment.

 

I am considering late harvests of viognier, reisling or gewertz.    Do you like any of these with this plate?   I find the balsamic intimidating, altho I imagine she will have mellowed it out.

 

eta, could also do a Bugey du Cerdon (Jura) semi-sweet sparkling rosé.   (Am not home now and am trying to visualize on hand.)


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