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Old 08-08-2008, 09:34 PM   #51
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I vote for a Pinot Noir with the salmon. I prefer a light red wine with an oily fish.

Cartlidge and Brown Pinot Noir, nor Cycles Gladiator, will break the bank. Both pretty trust-worthy. I don't know if they are available in your area. If you go to a wine shop (not sure about that either in your area) and ask for a good pinot under $20, they should have one. Hard to come by, but, if they endorse it, it's probably good. Piko Pinot Noir from New Zealand is awesome, as well as Girasole or Soiree from California. Oddly enough, a French pinot called Jamelle, is also very good at under $13.00 a bottle. It does have those typical "earthy" notes to it though. Might be a bit much for a young palate. You might want to stick with California, typically more fruity and candy apple.

You might also want to consider a cava or a prosecco (Spain, Italy). Both are bubbly and so very good! A bit of raspberry liquor added to the wine would go nicely with your meal. A LITTLE, not a lot!
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:38 PM   #52
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Well since the main part of the course is salmon I would say a nice smooth white wine like a good Riesling or Pinot Grigio. They are usually sweet and smooth enough to apeal to a wide asortment of tastes. A favorite of mine lately has been St. Michael Riesling....
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:39 PM   #53
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Looks like we had simular thoughts! :)
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:06 PM   #54
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I am not a huge fan of wine, but I like Riesling. We had a great one from Germany I believe called Speigle or something similar. Wine is the wifes area if you can't tell, LOL.
I was afraid to recommend the Riesling as it might be too sweet for the dish.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:14 PM   #55
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I would think that some sort of white would go better with salmon than a red but I am not a huge wine person. I kind of prefer whites although I do like Shiraz and Chianti... though I am not sure that either of those would go well w/ salmon.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:24 PM   #56
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Riesling is on the smoother sweeter side, I reccomended it because she was younger and I doubted she would be a wine aficionado...... so I thought something a little sweeter might be more enjoyed.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:40 PM   #57
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Good Point. I am out of Riesling right now, but I have a Shiraz on hand and this wonderful Red Raspberry wine which is great for dessert, and a Frutishia which is what I usually like for seafood. I like the fruiter wines with fish, but a sweet and spice salmon I was leaning towards a lighter red wine. Is that what Pinot Noir is?
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:43 PM   #58
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Pinot Noir is a smooth red Pinot Grigio is white
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:45 PM   #59
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I've never had shiraz, I keep hearing it mentioned lately.....what is that like?
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:52 PM   #60
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Its a lighter red I think, kinda dry. That is the best I can describe it. The one I have is Little Penguin brand.
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