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Old 06-13-2003, 02:07 PM   #1
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Need recommendations for wine and cooking sherry

What type of wines/ cooking sherry do you use. I would love something more specific than a dry white wine and or a red sherry. I have had some taste really good and some really bad in what I was making and truthfully I play a type of guessing game.

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Old 06-13-2003, 03:20 PM   #2
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for white wines, i use whatever Chablis is on sale. I don't use sherry very often except in Asian cooking, in which case it's my experiece that the soy sauce, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, or whatever else usually overpowers the taste of the sherry anyway.
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Old 06-13-2003, 04:34 PM   #3
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We use whatever white or red wine on hand - frequently Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Never had a drop of sherry in the house - in fact, never knowingly tasted the stuff. But I firmly believe in the "rule", if a wine doesn't taste good by itself, it won't taste good in foods.
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Old 06-13-2003, 05:44 PM   #4
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Dry White Wine

Any drinkable Chardonnay will do. As for sherry...well to be honest I don't really use too much sherry except for sherry vinegar. You could substitute sweet vermouth for sherry though.
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Old 06-13-2003, 11:09 PM   #5
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I use whatever wine we are having with our dinner, and like Ironchef, I use vermouth instead of sherry.
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Old 07-22-2004, 08:52 PM   #6
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Use whatever wine you like to drink. Period. I never use sherry. I love Porto myself. However any white or red that you like to drink will work just fine.
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I don't like wine, but I do love chicken marinated in dry or cream sherry. Don't use cooking sherry, as it is loaded with salt.

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Old 08-31-2004, 03:54 PM   #8
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chardonnay isn't necessarily the best white wine for cooking as it has a lovely but limited palate. i would use a crisper sauvignon blanc or dry riesling.

red wine, i use whatever we'll be drinking with it. cabernet can be overpowering if you're not drinking it with the finished dish. in that case, i'd use a zin or merlot.

australian/new zealand is a good buy for cooking wines--flavorful, but usually not too pricey.

sherry--use fino for savory dishes, amontillado for desserts. cream sherry is okay.
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Old 08-31-2004, 09:04 PM   #9
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For white, I use mostly Sauvignon Blanc, occasionally Chardonnay.
For red, I use mostly Pinot Noir, occasionally Merlot.
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Old 10-02-2004, 03:45 PM   #10
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For white, I use mostly Sauvignon Blanc, occasionally Chardonnay.
For red, I use mostly Pinot Noir, occasionally Merlot.
I'm so glad you mentioned using Merlot to cook - it's my current favorite wine and I wasn't sure...but used it in a beef stew/dumpling recipe yesterday - it was so good - started out as Rachel Rays recipe, ended up completely mine!!! which is how most recipes end up at my house!
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