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Old 02-10-2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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Red Wine Sub?

The pork recipe that I'd like to try calls for red wine. No specific brand
Will merlot do? I don't cook with wines. It's best saved for other purposes.

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
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Merlot should be fine, Munky. Any wine you'd drink can be used for cooking.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:05 PM   #3
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Merlot should be fine, Munky. Any wine you'd drink can be used for cooking.
Well aren't you on the fence in 5 seconds..I'm not that quick.
Had no idea about that. Explains why I could never find "cooking wines" at the grocery store.. This was a duh moment!

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Merlot should be fine, Munky. Any wine you'd drink can be used for cooking.
Well, ALMOST any wine. If you cook pork with Manischewitz wine, bad things will happens to you.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:15 PM   #5
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Ok, I'm not awake yet.

What I actually have is Carlo Rossi- Burgundy and sangria.
Here's the recipe I'm trying out. Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker Recipe - Allrecipes.com

I'm switching it up by making my own french onion soup.

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Well aren't you on the fence in 5 seconds..I'm not that quick.
Had no idea about that. Explains why I could never find "cooking wines" at the grocery store.. This was a duh moment!

Thank you Dawgy

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If you do find "cooking wines" at the grocery store, don't use them! They're loaded with salt - a holdover from Prohibition. Salt was added to prevent people from drinking it straight. It's yucky in cooking.

For most savory recipes, a dry or semi-dry red wine will do great - Cabernet Saugivnon or Shiraz. In Italian cooking, I usually use a Barolo or Chianti. If you use whatever wine you're serving, they will complement each other nicely.
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Ok, I'm not awake yet.

What I actually have is Carlo Rossi- Burgundy and sangria.
Here's the recipe I'm trying out. Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker Recipe - Allrecipes.com

I'm switching it up by making my own french onion soup.

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I would use the burgundy. The sangria will be too sweet and introduce fruity flavors that won't go with the rest of the ingredients.
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Burgundy it is.

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I would use the burgundy. The sangria will be too sweet and introduce fruity flavors that won't go with the rest of the ingredients.
Yes, definitely the burgundy. Sangria would be yucky, it's a wine cocktail. Highly drinkable though.
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Well, ALMOST any wine. If you cook pork with Manischewitz wine, bad things will happens to you.
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