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Old 12-21-2007, 12:31 PM   #1
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Bordeaux for French onion soup?

I am following a recipe for french onion soup that calls for red wine. Would a red Bordeaux wine be okay?

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Old 12-21-2007, 12:36 PM   #2
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I am following a recipe for french onion soup that calls for red wine. Would a red Bordeaux wine be okay?
If you can drink and enjoy it, it should be just fine in your soup..
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:04 PM   #3
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Yes, it would be fine. So would a burgundy (pinot noir) or most dry red wines.
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:14 PM   #4
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I used to use wine but have discovered that brandy or Cognac work miracles with French Onion soup. Got this from one of the better restaurants in town and now make it this way all the time.
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I used to use wine but have discovered that brandy or Cognac work miracles with French Onion soup. Got this from one of the better restaurants in town and now make it this way all the time.
Same here, the taste is vastly improved over the wine..I love the brandy in the soup.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:08 PM   #6
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I just made French Onion soup yesterday and I like A dry spanish sherry in mine.Try it you will like it.
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:37 PM   #7
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Actually my recipe callls for both wine and brandy, the best of both worlds!
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:10 PM   #8
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I agree with jpmcgrew. I make a batch of French Onion every week, and use Sherry as my liquor. I have a hard time keeping my co-workers out of it!
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:12 PM   #9
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I actually use a white wine. And just ordered a four rib standing roast that will after the appropriate Christmas dinner, wind up in an onion soup.

In the meanwhile I will have purchased extra bones and some meat to make a killer stock.

We usually have it on New Year's Eve. And it truly is heavenly.

It is to me our present.

But back to the booze. Am not a fan of booze in food. Wine gives food a nice touch. But booze generally, and there is always the exception, does not do it for me.

One of the exceptions is Scotch and cream sherry in a mushroom appetizer.

Sounds odd but it works.

But to me a white wine goes into French onion soup.
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Old 12-22-2007, 01:43 AM   #10
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I use white wine during cooking, then a shot of brandy right before broiling. I'd like to try it with cognac one day. Should be even better.
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