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Nov 1, 2006 03:37 PM

Raclette Tonight! Wine Suggestions?

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. 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.

    1. Beaujolais. It is the ideal pairing.

      1. 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!