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Wine pairing for Asian-flavored dinner

You need to go with something that will stand up to the spiciness of the menu. Typically that means a sweeter wine than you normally would care for such as a reisling with a small amount of residual sugar. Alternatively you may want to consider a very acidic wine such as a rhone marsanne or if red perhaps a barbera zin or primitivo. I would not go with a burgundy.

Aug 13, 2010
cop462 in Wine

Wedding Wine

Thanks for the suggestions - we love the CA Barberas and Sangi's from the foothills - not that familiar with the Italian imports so will need to give them a try... Nice suggestions for the whites. Prosecco likely a good choice as well. Looking forward to the homework !

Aug 13, 2010
cop462 in Wine

Wedding Wine

Any suggestions for wedding wine in Texas need about 20+ cases and want to keep total wine purchase under $2K. Need white / red and sparkler for italian theme dinner and cocktail hour - plated meal to include both a small filet and chicken dish ... various passed apps during cocktail hr. I am CA resident but wine will need to be delivered to TX.

Aug 12, 2010
cop462 in Wine

Screwtops/Synthetic Corks...

Wine Spectator did a study that started about about 10 years ago and is still ongoing testing various corks. For laughs they included screwtops. 10 years later the screwtops appear to have a huge advantage over both natural and synthetics. The whites appear perfectly fresh - virtually undistinguishable in color than when originally bottled and reportedly taste that way as well..... I love pulling corks and even have a big Roget corkscrew that I love to use..... but screwtop wines appear to have an aging advantage as well adding to the likelihood that your aged wines will be good when opened ! When we travelled to various cellar doors in Australia - even highly rate reds in the $30+ range were often sealed with screwtops. Here in CA I am seeing quality wines in the $15 to $20 sealed with screwtops.

Aug 12, 2010
cop462 in Wine