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Old 07-26-2014, 07:40 PM   #1
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Wines from different countries

Is there any rule for example, making a pasta dish with shrimp, should i only use wine from italy, or any good wine for any recipe?

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Old 07-26-2014, 08:25 PM   #2
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Country of origin is not important. Choose the type and quality of wine that compliments the recipe.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:28 PM   #3
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Is there any rule for example, making a pasta dish with shrimp, should i only use wine from italy, or any good wine for any recipe?
There's a saying that "what grows together goes together," meaning that some regional foods and wines have a natural affinity. For example, French Burgundy and mushroom dishes, or Italian Chianti and Osso Bucco.

But it's not a rule.
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There's a saying that "what grows together goes together," meaning that some regional foods and wines have a natural affinity. For example, French Burgundy and mushroom dishes, or Italian Chianti and Osso Bucco.

But it's not a rule.
Just make sure it comes from a country you've heard of

Seriously, for everyday cooking, if your pasta sauce recipe requires, say Chianti or your French casserole recipe asks for burgundy then you can just choose a wine with similar characteristics.

You should always choose a wine for cooking that you'd be happy to drink. If it tastes horrid when you drink it it will make your dish taste horrid
- Garbage in, garbage out, as they say.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:22 PM   #5
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You should always choose a wine for cooking that you'd be happy to drink. ...
Yes, in my opinion as far as taste goes, this is the most important part of choosing wine.
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