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May 10, 2007 07:44 AM

PSA - The Answer is Champagne

The question is: What does such-and-such a dish pair with?

I have consistently found Champagne to be the single most versitile wine in the world. It is not just for celebrating. A medium-full bodied Champagne can pair well with anything from a steak to crabcakes. And the bubbles lift spice off the toung in a manner similar to beer, so it can make an excellent pairing with moderately spicy Asian foods (I wouldn't pair it with anything super-spicy). And it is incredibly high in acidity so it can cut through rich dishes with ease.

Just thought I'd throw this out there.

I'm a Champagne Slut and proud of it.

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  1. whiner - I am totally on board with that and have convinced several friends of the same thing. IMHO there is no more versatile wine for food pairing. plenty of options as well: tete de cuvees, rose, blanc de blanc, blanc de noir, cava, asti, new world sparklers blah, blah, blah.

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      1. re: RicRios

        Public Service Announcement ::smirk::

      2. You're right on, whiner. I've been drinking all sorts of sparkling wines with just about everything for a while now. The only problem is, I'm starting to burn out on it...a little. :)

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        1. re: gina

          prayers are being said for you and candles are being lit...

          1. re: ibstatguy

            Ha ha, thanks. Now I feel the urge to skip the (non-bubbly) Sauvignon Blanc, and go for the Cava tonight instead.

            1. re: gina

              lol, the power of prayer at work! I just didn't realize that Bacchus was listening...

        2. Its always the perfect choice.

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          1. re: ccbweb

            whiner, you are absolutely correct. I looove spicy food, and reds just don't pair well (although I love red wine). We always stop at Laetitia for a sparkling tasting on our way to Paso Robles, and belong to their sparkling club. Their brut rose & non-vintage brut are fantastic!