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Old 06-13-2011, 06:30 PM   #1
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Help with white wine

I'm making arroz con pollo tomorrow and the recipe calls for white wine...any inexpensive suggestions?

Also for future dishes what's a good white wine to keep in the house?

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Old 06-13-2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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I always use Oak Leaf white wine, sold in walmart, less than 3 bucks per bottle.
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:37 PM   #3
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Julia Child recommends if you're not a wine drinker, pick up a bottle of dry vermouth. It's a fortified wine that will last a long time once opened. Regular white wines will not.
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Sauvignon Blanc is generally the best type of white wine for cooking. Monkey Bay is delicious and inexpensive, about $6.99 - great for drinking and cooking.
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Sauvignon Blanc is generally the best type of white wine for cooking. Monkey Bay is delicious and inexpensive, about $6.99 - great for drinking and cooking.
DH recently discovered Monkey Bay, and now the store is out...very good wine. It would not make it into any dish here as it would be...gone.

Just make sure that you can drink whatever wine you cook with, the so-called cooking wine is nasty.
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DH recently discovered Monkey Bay, and now the store is out...very good wine. It would not make it into any dish here as it would be...gone.
I love Monkey Bay! I always buy extra bottles, so I have enough on hand for both cooking and drinking!
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I love Monkey Bay! I always buy extra bottles, so I have enough on hand for both cooking and drinking!
Where do you find it, Merstar? DH is frantically searching and threatening to look online for it.
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I think that you should use a wine you like to drink in your cooking, regardless of the brand name. If you don't care for, say...Chardonnay, chances are you will be less than satisfied with the results. Just MHO.
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Where do you find it, Merstar? DH is frantically searching and threatening to look online for it.
I buy it at Total Wine - I don't know where you're located, but they have stores in about 10 states. You can check their site for locations:
Total Wine & More - America's Wine Superstore
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I buy it at Total Wine - I don't know where you're located, but they have stores in about 10 states. You can check their site for locations:
Total Wine & More - America's Wine Superstore
Thanks! We don't have them here, but it will give us a start. DH will also request the local grocer to carry it again.
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