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Old 12-20-2006, 12:13 PM   #11
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Burgundy is a red French wine named for the region of France where it originated. Burgundys are made with Pinot Noir grapes. You can find lots of reasonably priced Pinot Noir wines from the west coast of the US (California, Oregon and Washington). Look for Robert Mondavi as a decent and reasonably priced brand.
Went to the store today to get my Burgandy, never saw so many in my life ! saw the Robert Mondavi -- got it home showing Hubbyand noticed it was a Zinfandel ! I was so mad at myself -I just saw the Robert M. and grabbed it! Guess I have to go exchange it! Bummer -
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:24 PM   #12
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I drink it while I'm cooking, in the winter....it's fine. I wouldn't be embarrassed to serve it to friends.
Well said! Ditto.
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Old 12-20-2006, 04:27 PM   #13
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If going back is a chore, I'd just use the zin. Frankly, if it's lit or cooked you probably won't notice a while lot of difference anyway.
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:03 PM   #14
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Burgundy is a red French wine named for the region of France where it originated. Burgundys are made with Pinot Noir grapes. You can find lots of reasonably priced Pinot Noir wines from the west coast of the US (California, Oregon and Washington). Look for Robert Mondavi as a decent and reasonably priced brand.
HoHoHo! this question made me laugh, because last weekend when I was cooking my birthday dinner, I was looking for a good, inexpensive Pinot to make my Pinot Noir Mushroom Sauce, and my wine merchant sold me a $7.99 bottle of a goodie called "Pinot Evil!" Had to save the bottle so everyone could have a good laugh, but you won't laugh if you buy that wine, because it was quite tasty! a very good value. The wine we drank with our Wild Alaska Salmon with the Pinot/Mushroom Sauce was Vision Cellars 05 Gary's Vineyard. Now THAT was a treasure! (Vision Cellars | Home)
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:06 PM   #15
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Went to the store today to get my Burgandy, never saw so many in my life ! saw the Robert Mondavi -- got it home showing Hubbyand noticed it was a Zinfandel ! I was so mad at myself -I just saw the Robert M. and grabbed it! Guess I have to go exchange it! Bummer -
Barb, you can cook with that, it will be fine! I often use Cotes du Rhones when recipes call for "Burgundy." sometimes I just use what's on hand, or I can't find the "right juice" at a price I want to pay.

You also can sometimes find good French Pinots. They're usually called "Bourgogne Rouge." But Beaujolais or Cotes du Rhone or some Zin's work just fine, too.
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:21 PM   #16
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HoHoHo! this question made me laugh, because last weekend when I was cooking my birthday dinner, I was looking for a good, inexpensive Pinot to make my Pinot Noir Mushroom Sauce, and my wine merchant sold me a $7.99 bottle of a goodie called "Pinot Evil!" Had to save the bottle so everyone could have a good laugh, but you won't laugh if you buy that wine, because it was quite tasty! a very good value. The wine we drank with our Wild Alaska Salmon with the Pinot/Mushroom Sauce was Vision Cellars 05 Gary's Vineyard. Now THAT was a treasure! (Vision Cellars | Home)
It REALLY is a good wine!! Darling name!! Complete with the monkeys on the label.
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:22 PM   #17
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Absolutely use the wine you have. It is not a big deal.
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:59 PM   #18
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One good thing about the box wines (besides the price) is that they stay usable for a long time, unlike wine (of whatever price) in a bottle. For people like me who only use wine for cooking that's a good thing.
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:32 AM   #19
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I'm all for the boxed wines to cook with and sip every now and then. They last for months and months and months and months!!!!

I also agree with just keeping the Zin - the mushrooms will turn out fine!
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Old 12-21-2006, 04:52 AM   #20
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jeez barb, i guess i misunderstood the thread. i thought you were inviting us over to help you out with your wine.


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