The Official Wine Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by audiophilia, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    'cuz Woolworths is where I think of for quality wine and beverage products.

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  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Okay, the answer to this question is probably really, "Beer" but what type of wine do you pair with smoked BBQ? The smoked ribs I made recently went very well with a CA Syrah and I intend to pair that together again tonight.
     
  3. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    This is where I probably pull out that fruit forward Malbec or Zin that someone gave me for Christmas last year.
     
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    Yes, I've done Zin before and it works, good call. I was surprised by the Syrah and how well it paired. The tannins, spicey/peppery thing, and fruit (although not nearly like a Zin's) seemed to combine nicely with the smokey flavour of the ribs.
     
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    I haven't had a malbec that I have liked yet.
     
  6. gomestar

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    I'd do a zin with the BBQ as well. I actually don't like beer with BBQ - the fatty and meaty meat is heavy enough in my stomach, beer seems to make it feel worse.
     
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    Ugh, I can't drink beer with anything. Maybe if I was completely naked and sitting on a toilet.
     
  8. james_timothy

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    I've liked St Martin de Garrigue Bronzeville with BBQ.
     
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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    What about Asian food? Tough to find a better match for a lot of those dishes!
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I like reisling with Asian food, semi-dry.
     
  11. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    +1
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I could definitely see a riesling with Asian, but I generally don't drink while eating it.
     
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    I should say that were I to drink wine, I would drink riesling. I drink beer with asian food.
     
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    So you're saying you agree with a Syrah then?

    Riesling, high acid, off dry, is my exact choice for Asian food. Spicy peanut chicken is hard to beat with a nice Riesling.
     
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    It's about half syrah, the rest mouverde, grenache, and carignan. It's a lot spicier than the Washington State syrah I drink, and more garrigue then clear fruit. I'm thinking thats the (close to) Provence robustness to smoky, spicy food.
     

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