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Old 01-06-2007, 04:57 PM   #11
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I am a huge fan of sparkling wines and when I have pairing issues bubbly always pairs well

BUT, I also like the sparkling with sauces like this because the bubbles and the acidity of a sparkling cut through the richness/garlicky components of the sauce quite nicely. Depending on what country it comes from it can fall under different names i.e.,

Champagne = France
Prosecco = Italy (prosecco being the name of the grape)
Cava = Spain
Spumante = Italy
sekt = Germany
sparkling = California

A rosé would pair nicely too (not to be confused with a white zinfandel)


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Old 01-06-2007, 06:52 PM   #12
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Well I had nice post to add...but it did not go through....So I will give you the "Readers Digest Version"...bottom line...Now days...at my age...I drink what I like...period!!

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Old 01-07-2007, 11:38 PM   #13
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ooh, do i feel good.

i guessed "correctly" on the wines: the red with pinot noir as per i.c. and andy; and elfie and i are of the same mind when it comes to sparkling wines and certain sauces.

ms. mith , please tell us what you chose, and how it was received. thanks.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:53 AM   #14
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Sauv blanc has too much "grapefruit" flavor.
Chardonnay might be too oaky.
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:23 PM   #15
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With shrimp.. I like a nice ice cold Reisling. Crisp, a little sweet, a nice pairing.
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:27 PM   #16
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My Shrimp Scampi is really rich and garlicky, and I like to serve an Italian white wine with it... Either a Gavi (Principessa Gavi is a favorite, and reasonably priced) or a Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio from Campania. Fiano di Avellino is also a good match.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:55 AM   #17
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I'm with Breezy, I'd opt for Pinot Grigio.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:32 AM   #18
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I will go along with Ironchef's suggestions and consider Gavi as my top choice although I would prefer the nearly impossible to find Greek wine Kallisti from the vineyards of the island of Santorini.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:10 AM   #19
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Prosecco or other white sparkling wine for example: a Cava ...

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Old 05-31-2012, 12:18 PM   #20
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In addition to all of the above, here at Casa de Hoot, we are fond of the scuppernong wine made semi locally at Duplin Winery. It ain't sophisticated or fancy, but it's mighty good with nearly any food....a quality I admire greatly, being a simple man.

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