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Old 01-11-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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Wine pairing suggestions?

Hi!

I have to take a dessert to a wine pairing event on Saturday. Does anyone have any suggestions for something really great to pair with Raspberry Creme Brulee?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-11-2007, 06:21 PM   #2
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Champagne or other sparkling wine.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:02 PM   #3
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Wilson Creek vineyards in California makes a chocolate port. I think it would pair wonderfully with a raspberry creme brulee.

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Old 01-11-2007, 07:14 PM   #4
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I'm all for the sparkling like Andy M. said. Nice and light, just like the dessert.
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I think a champagne would be too dry for the sweetness in the brulee. But I like the sparkling wine idea. I would suggest a demi-sec or sparkling rosé or rosato.

You could also get a late harvest riesling or even a muscat.

I like to drink ports but not with custard or other egg based desserts. I find that the port and custards can sometimes bring out an unpleasant flavor when paired together.
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:56 AM   #6
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We tried Gancia Gran Dessert Royal Spumante for ringing in the new year, to go with various sweets. It was gorgeous, had a brilliant aroma and flavour of muscat grape and delicately sweet, one of the best dessert wines I had. It didn't cost much at all, either.
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Old 01-12-2007, 08:31 AM   #7
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another vote for a sparkling rose, late harvest Rieslling, or a Mostcato d'Asti - all would be very nice with the raspberries and the brulee.
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:09 AM   #8
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1. Whatever tastes good to you!

I drink very few wines with alcohol levels above 11-12%. I like German Rieslings and sweet reds that have a lot of fruit like "Love my Goat Red" from Bully Hill orchards. About the only exception would be creamy seafood dishes (which I enjoy with a dry white).

A fruity red would complement the raspberries very well, and provide a little edge to cut the cream some between bites. It's richness over a white would also complement the richness of the cream at the same time. The red I listed above has an alcohol content of 11% and is about $10/bottle.
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:26 AM   #9
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I actually had someone over for ribeye the other night. Dessert was small rounds of pan-fried dough drizzled with a raspberry cream sauce. Not exactly creme brulee, but similar ingredients in the sauce, and we drank a bottle of Love My Goat with the whole meal.

By the way, here is their wesite if you want to check it out...
http://www.bullyhill.com/
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