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wine pairings for cigars

Thanks for all the great suggestions! There will certainly be some ports and other fortified wines at the tasting to go with the cigars. I also can see how an amarone would fit the bill. I guess after reading all your posts that we should think of this more as get together to share and enjoy some wines and stogies than to try to pair them together. I like the idea of lighting up closer to the end of the tasting when we start pouring the sturdier red wines and fortified wines. I know one person plans on bringing a Penfolds Grange, so that certainly counts as an inky, tooth-staining wine.

Jul 18, 2012
nycyn in Wine

wine pairings for cigars

My friend owns a cigar shop and is trying to organize a wine tasting, and participants are asked to bring a wine that pairs well with cigars. Are there certain wines or characteristics of wines which would pair well with cigars? One thing I don't want to happen is to have the wine overpowered by the cigar taste and smoke.

Jul 14, 2012
nycyn in Wine

Catania Cafe on Atlantic Ave

I have walked by numerous times and had never thought to check out this place. Last night we went in when my boyfriend had a craving for something sweet and we happened to be walking by. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the baked goods and the authenticity of it. He had returned from a trip to Sicily just yesterday and he thought it was excellent. We had the rum baba, which was delicious and moist, and the diplomatico. I was surprised that the puff pastry was light and flaky and not soggy. The owner was very friendly and proud of the food and gave us an almond cookie and doughnut on the house. I can't wait to try some of the savory foods. I hope this place is successful.

Aug 09, 2011
nycyn in Outer Boroughs