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Interesting food / wine match conundrum [moved from UK board]

Thanks guys for all the replies; they suggest what I was thinking which is that there are various possibilities that could work well with the dish. I might turn it into a bit of an experiment (albeit a slightly extravagant one!) and crack open three red's to see which marries best; I have a Chassagn Montrachet that will cover the Burgundy option then a good Rhone blend and maybe a Chianti or a Tempranillo. I'll let you know how it goes!

Nov 08, 2012
ChuckH21 in Wine

A Red to go with Roasted Chicken Thighs and Delicata Squash?

How about a Kiwi Pinot Noir, there's some great quality wine around and bang for buck beats Burgundy hands down in my opinion. Should go well with the squash.

Nov 07, 2012
ChuckH21 in Wine

Interesting food / wine match conundrum [moved from UK board]

Hi guys,

This is my first post but I must confess to being a bit of a lurker over the years!

So here's the conundrum. My best friend and I are meeting up Friday for a food and wine catch up; he is cooking slow cooked beef cheeks with shallots and I am in charge of wine.

He suggested he might cook the beef in a new world Shiraz which I immediately suggested would end up too rich/sweet and so I suggested going as per a Bourguignon and using a decent but inexpensive Burgundy, sound sensible? The difficulty stems from the heavy use of shallots which will be slightly caramelised and will add a lot of sweetness; that said chestnut mushrooms will add earthiness that would go with a burgundy....So do we stick to burgundy or take more account of the shallots and go with something 'bigger'?

In addition there's the question of what to drink with it; stick with a Burgundy or assuming the sauce will cook down to being quite rich and relatively sweet go for a Shiraz or perhaps a Rhone blend?

I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks
Charlie

Nov 07, 2012
ChuckH21 in Wine