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Raclette Tonight! Wine Suggestions?

ellaj Nov 1, 2006 03:37 PM

We're just about out of everyday wine at home but what we do have is Louis Jadot beaujolais-village, Pierre Sparr riesling and PS gewurztraminer, and Pierre Sparr "Alsace One", a blend of riesling, pinot blanc, muscat, gewurztraminer, and pinot gris. Also Chateau St Michelle (WA state) pinot gris. They're nothing special, all inexpensive bottles. I do really like the LJ beaujolais, though. Might be my favorite inexpensive bottle. It's a bit embarrassing revealing the state of our wine situation just now but there you are.
Really need a trip to the wine shop.

If I don't leave the building at all today, can we get by with any of these? If shopping works out, what do you recommend I pick up? Under $20. would be best.

Thank you in advance.

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  1. carswell RE: ellaj Nov 1, 2006 04:04 PM

    The traditional match is a dry white from the Valais or Savoie (e.g. Fendant, Crépy, Apremont, Chignin). Your Alsatian blend might do the trick, provided it isn't particularly sweet or from a low-acid vintage like 2003. For a red, you'll be hard pressed to find a better match than a Bojo, with the possible exception of light, supple reds from the Jura, Savoie and Switzerland.

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      Wanda Fuca RE: ellaj Nov 1, 2006 10:59 PM

      Beaujolais. It is the ideal pairing.

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        ellaj RE: ellaj Nov 2, 2006 11:50 AM

        Thank you both for your help. We had the beaujolais and enjoyed our meal very much. It was just perfect on a chilly fall evening.
        Many thanks!

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