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Old 01-26-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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I have a recipe that calls for sauterne . What would be the best wine to substitute for it. Also having a dickens of a time finding burgundy for a beef dish and someone told me that cabernet sauvignon would work . Any opinions on this ?

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Old 01-26-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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I have a recipe that calls for sauterne . What would be the best wine to substitute for it. Also having a dickens of a time finding burgundy for a beef dish and someone told me that cabernet sauvignon would work . Any opinions on this ?
I would sub Pinot Noir for the Burgundy. French Burgundy are made with the Pinot Noir grape.

Can't say for the Sauterne. It's a sweeter wine.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #3
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IMO, Sauterne is a fairly sweet white. Any sweet white, or even sherry should work.

A cabernet would work in most dishes calling for Burgundy. I would think that Burgundy would be available anywhere that Cabs are sold in the US.

It would help if the recipe was known.
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Pinot is a good call
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:38 PM   #5
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Sauterne is a sweet wine, any sweet wine you would normally drink would work, like gerwertztraminer, a sweet rose, pink chablis, etc. Apple juice might work too. Also, for burgundy, any drier red would also suffice. Just make sure that you would drink the wine you cook with. The so called "cooking wines" are nasty!
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #6
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I have a recipe that calls for sauterne . What would be the best wine to substitute for it. Also having a dickens of a time finding burgundy for a beef dish and someone told me that cabernet sauvignon would work . Any opinions on this ?
What is the Sauterne going to be used for? Is it a dessert recipe or a savory recipe?
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It's for a mushroom soup.
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It's for a mushroom soup.
Ooh. I love sherry or port in my mushroom soup!
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Ooh. I love sherry or port in my mushroom soup!
+1 on adding some medium dry Sherry for some soups and bisques.
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