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Dessert Wine With Coconut Rum Flan?

JonH Sep 13, 2006 12:25 PM

I have been invited to a dinner party and was asked to bring a dessert wine to go with a coconut rum flan. Anyone have any suggestions? If it helps/hurts, I live on the east coast of Canadian, so our selection is rather limited. Thanks!

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    OliveBelle Sep 14, 2006 08:49 PM

    I would recommend a dessert wine that has been made from the Scheurebe grape. Don't worry- it's more common than the name would make you think! When Scheurebe (also known as Samling 88) is used to make dessert wine, it takes on this wonderful almost-mango-chutney note that would compliment the coconut perfectly.

    Try googling "Schuerebe beerenauslese", "scheurebe trockenbeerenauslese", "scheurebe ruster ausbruch" or "scheurebe ice wine".

    1. Robert Lauriston Sep 13, 2006 05:46 PM

      I'd go for Dominican rum if you can't get your hands on any contraband Havana Club.

      Flan's generally too sweet to pair well with wine so I would not get anything expensive. Beaumes de Venise would be a reasonable choice as it's quite sweet but balanced with good acid, and not expensive.

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        chow_gal Sep 13, 2006 03:16 PM

        Gosh, that is a challenge. Would you (or your host) be averse to serving a well-aged dark rum? Maybe a demerara from Guyana; or there are some lovely smaller batches from Antigua. I don't know if you'll be able to find them. I should think in the TO area there are rums readily available considering the good sized west indian community.

        Wine though - I may go something with vanilla notes, or even something pineappley to bring a caribbean flavor to the dessert. A German BA or TBA?
        TBA= trockenbeeranauslese - sorry, spelling!

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        1. re: chow_gal
          JonH Sep 13, 2006 04:30 PM

          I do have some good rum from Trinidad, but it would break the theme of the dinner, which is Cuban food. I know, there is no Cuban wines (at least that I know about) but it would seem wrong to bring another country's rum.

          We do have a couple of Muscat de Beaumes de Venise. Would these work?

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