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Old 01-15-2007, 07:40 AM   #11
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People after my own heart. Every year or two I make what I call three courses of soup. Something hearty, more stew-like (up to and including chili), something very light and probably Asian, and my husband makes a wonderful French onion soup. I put out a white and a red and some beer, because the white and the beer go better with the lighter soups. The red is usually Cab; I find it works with the beefier stuff. BUT ... no one in my group is a wine snob, they're happy with whatever I toss out.
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:43 PM   #12
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I have just been told that the wine could be changed at this point. It can't be Zinfandel, which is fine because it puts us in the same predicament, or close to it anyway.

So, if the soups are Italian Wedding, Mushroom (I can only imagine it's cream-based) and then my soup, which is still up in the air. Is there a wine more suited to the other two soups besides cab?
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:43 PM   #13
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You know I understand that food/wine parings can be an art form..with all of the subtle nuances of this winery, that country, year of bottling, type of grape etc...Several years ago I bought several books...read and studied hard...My wine bill was running in excess of 100.00 per weak...I made pages of notes etc...finally for me it got quite confusing..even frustrating...Today I am a liberated man

I drink what I like...I have maybe 5 reds that I like...and a couple of whites...
So if it were me...(which of course it is not) I would take what I like to drink.. period That"s probably what the other folks will do too!

Anyway it will be YOUR soup that will be the grand prize winner for the evening!!
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:18 PM   #14
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I say onion also. I always make a grilled cheese baguette slice to top it with.
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:58 PM   #15
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I have just been told that the wine could be changed at this point. It can't be Zinfandel, which is fine because it puts us in the same predicament, or close to it anyway.

So, if the soups are Italian Wedding, Mushroom (I can only imagine it's cream-based) and then my soup, which is still up in the air. Is there a wine more suited to the other two soups besides cab?
Bring a grenache, or a grenache blend like a Cotes du Rhone.
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:02 AM   #16
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Just saw this and gotta get to bed.

How about a white Cab? Maybe in a vichyssoise or a gazpacho?

Or a red would work in a borscht.

Could go with a white in a southeast Asian type of soup, would give a nice contrast to the others.

Sorry, but I really need some ZZZZZZ's.

Sounds like fun though and enjoy.
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:11 AM   #17
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your soup sounds like an excellent choice, elf. or that onion soup.
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:32 PM   #18
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OK, I think I've made up my mind - How does this sound.

IC - Cotes du Rhone was the wine chosen for the last get-together - I guess we'll just make the best of it and call it a good time anyway!
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Elf... you could choose a Gigondas or Vacqueras, which are kinda kicked-up Cotes du Rhone...

My thought was Pinot Noir... I know that would go well with the Mushroom soup, and Onion Soup, as well.

then there are the cru Beaujolais' Morgon, Brouilly, Fleurie or Julienas... all would go well.. Beaujolais wines tend to go with everything.
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Unfortunately ChefJune - the Cabernet Sauvignon was written in stone. Here is the recipe that is almost done! It has some great flavor and the andouille I used gives it some nice spice.
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