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Jul 3, 2006 08:44 PM

Need 4th Of July Pairings Reccos From The Wine Sophisticates

A posting on the S.F. board about the quest for the ultimate hot dog bun has got me thinking. What do those in the know recommend for pairing with the following items to be consumed tomorror:

Grilled beef dogs.

Grilled pork and beef hot links.

BBQ'd pork ribs.

BBQ'd country style ribs (meatier pork ribs).

BBQ'd pork tenderloin.

Since I am really a wine hick, I may or may not use your reccos, and of course I have a fall back position with some Belgian beer chilling in a tub of ice.

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  1. Pasted below is the list of wines we opened or a Memorial Day wienie roast. For the all American Fourth of July holiday, I'd go with Zinfandel for red and have some chilled ros├ęs on hand.

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    Monday, we convened at Spencer's for a mixed bag, followed by a wienie roast (Miller's hot dogs in natural casings, natch). We rectified the sherry shortage with a Lustau "Peninsula" Palo Cortado and Dios Bacio Meio-seco Amontillado, plus a revisit to the Hidalgo Cream Napolean. Richard went all out, making a delicious tapa of fried then marinated fresh sardines, also some marinated mussels. Thanks also for the NV Jean Lallement Verzenay Grand Cru Brut Champagne, Richard! Powerful with heavy, toasty autolytic character (btw, available from Nick Alcivar). We also worked our way through:

    2003 Antica Masseria del Sigillo Primitivo Salento IGT
    2001 Hardy's Cabernet Sauvignon Southeast Australia
    2004 Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone
    2001 Castello di Monastero Chianti Classico
    2001 Quinta do Carmo Vinho Regional Alentejano
    2003 Oreana Santa Barbara Syrah
    2003 Leon Barral "Valiniere" Faugeres
    2003 Tempier "La Tourtine" Bandol
    2001 Izadi Rioja Crianza
    1998 Villa de Geggiano Chianti Classico
    2005 La Viarte Pinot Grigio
    2004 Ermacora Pinot Grigio Colli Orientali del Friuli
    2004 Ermacora Sauvignon Colli Orientali del Friuli
    2002 de Ladoucette Pouilly Fume
    NV Villa Torrigiano Vin Santo

    1. I don't think you could go wrong with a crisp white: riesling, gewurtztraminer, pinot gris, and pinot grigio would be my choices (in that order).

      We had our dinner party a day ahead, and the riesling went the most quickly, followed by a sweetish rose and the zinfandel (red, not white).

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      1. re: Pei

        Ah, a 'hound after my own heart. Since I did not have any of the distinguished wines in the house that Melanie listed, I would have probably had some nice, German Riesling, I always keep a few bottles in the fridge. But, more in keeping with the hot dog kind of guy I am, I enjoyed some Stella Artois and St Pauli Girl beer with my 'Q.

        Thanks for the recco's Melanie and Pei.

        1. re: ChinoWayne

          Not all that distinguished nor expensive -- the Hardy's retails around $8, the Primitivo was $15, Vidal-Fleury was $6, the Ermacora wines were $14.