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Old 07-27-2006, 02:25 AM   #1
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What quality of wine do you cook with?

My wife bought a bottle of wine that she found on sale. It was an Australian Chardonnay. It kind of had a flavor that stuck with you long after you drink it . . . kind of like Nyquil. It reminded me of the Monty Python Skit - Australian Table Wines:
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Another good fighting wine is Melbourne Old-and-Yellow, which is particularly heavy and should be used only for hand-to-hand combat.
Anyway, As I was finishing off the bottle tonight, a thought raced through my mind. This wine is fine for drinking (at least for me), but I'd never cook with it.

This is true. I've spent a decent amount of time looking for the right wines for my my pantry, but as far as consumption, I'd be just as happy drinking from a "box" of burgundy.

Does anyone else feel this way?

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Old 07-27-2006, 02:48 AM   #2
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i'm sorry, you've totally lost me.

are you saying you cook with better wine than you would drink? or vice versa. i'm lost.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:19 AM   #3
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I'll drink just about anything, but I'm far more particular about what I put into something I'm cooking. Long ago, I cooked and drank a $5 half gallon of burgundy. As my income increased, I found myself searching out better wines to cook with, instead of better wines to drink.
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Old 07-27-2006, 05:30 AM   #4
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My maxim is that I would never cook with a wine which I would not like to drink...
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:38 AM   #5
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I cook with whatever I am drinking...
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:51 AM   #6
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My drinking wine and my cooking wine has to be of the same quality...why else is there life???? ;)
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:56 AM   #7
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Hardly ever cook with wine. Never remember to buy any to cook with. In the past I have used wine on venison roast and it was ok.
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:04 AM   #8
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I have never bought a bottle specifically to cook with. I buy wine to drink and that is the same wine that goes in my food when I am cooking.
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The rule of thumb is never to cook with a wine you wouldn't drink. BUT, there are many wine I drink that I wouldn't cook with, because they are WAY too expensive to deglaze a pan with! In that case, I use a similar style but less expensive wine. A classic example.. Boeuf bourguignon... I rarely use wine from Burgundy, but often a Côtes du Rhône... (lower price, good quality) wnen pouring a whole bottle into a stew.
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:31 AM   #10
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Cook with real wines, not cooking wines. Cooking wines are awful.

That being said, I often steal some of my SO's chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc to add to a recipe. For reds, I use whatever I'm drinking.

I also keep bottles of dry vermouth and dry sherry.

If I'm drinking a very good and expensive wine, I don't feel obligated to cook with it. Using a less expensive version of the wine is fine.
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