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Old 01-14-2015, 12:59 PM   #11
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I've been a home winemaker for about 15 years now (mostly Washington and California grapes) and teach wine classes as well - including a food pairing class. I try to guide people in their selections, but I also make a point to emphasize that there really is no right or wrong, as long as you enjoy what you are drinking. Cheers!
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I also make my own wines, but being honest, I am not very good at it, comparatively, that is. I get a $25 bottle and compare it to my own and... well lets just say the $25 bottle is worth the $25, lol.. I used to make my own beer and did a barrel of whiskey {shhh.. lol it will be ready in a decade or so...} too, I did a dandelion wine that was enjoyable last year, but I think its going to be my last batch. I used to do 50 growlers of beer every year for xmas presents, but when the true cooler I used to use threw a compressor I decided not to do it anymore...

I think with something like plain cheesecake, almost any wine will work... and I agree there is no right or wrong answer...
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:16 PM   #12
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How about Vin Santo or good German Eiswein.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:16 PM   #13
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The drier the better...
NO! Eating something sweet with a dry wine will make the wine taste sour.


I agree with Steve about wine with dessert.

Traditionally in Europe you'd have been offered a sweet white with dessert - possibly Sauternes or a Tokay if you were in that price bracket. If we serve wine with dessert at home it tends to be a sweetish German wine with pudding - something like an Auslese which is not so tooth-achingly sweet or so expensive as Sauternes or Tokay. Having said that I'm not awfully keen on wine with pudding/dessert but that's a personal preference. I'd rather have a liqueur with my coffee.

If the meal is an adjunct to seduction of a lady (or a gentleman, for that matter) too much wine might not be a good idea - you don't want her/him passing out before the main event
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:46 AM   #14
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oh i got it. i think a dry wine is better~
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Old 01-15-2015, 12:57 PM   #15
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With Cheese Cake I would serve champagne. I'd also add some fresh raspberries to the dessert plate - just a few... as a nice foil for the dense dessert.
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Prosecco would be nice too.
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:40 AM   #17
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With Cheese Cake I would serve champagne. I'd also add some fresh raspberries to the dessert plate - just a few... as a nice foil for the dense dessert.
ah raspberries!!!!! that's good idea. Thank you!!
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