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cleopatra999 Feb 20, 2008 06:23 PM

any suggestions for a pairing with a traditional blackforest cake, kirsch and all?

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    bubbles4me Feb 20, 2008 06:25 PM

    My first pick would be coffee because blackforest is quite sweet and I would not want more sweet but I love banyuls which is a late harvest Grenache with chocolate.

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      cleopatra999 Feb 20, 2008 07:04 PM

      hmmm late harvest grenache, interesting, i thought with your name you would be suggesting champagne ;)
      i have a late harvest cab franc? maybe that would work?

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        bubbles4me Feb 26, 2008 08:35 PM

        I love Champagne as my name suggests but not with anything sweet...kills all the fruit in the Champagne for me although others I am sure would argue that they like the combo. Always salty, savory for bubbles with me...more explosive. Also if Banyuls is hard to find a late harvest Zin may do in a pinch.

    2. ChefJune Feb 20, 2008 07:11 PM

      several things other than Kaffee mit Schlag come to mind:
      Brachetto d'Acqui, the Italian red sparkling goes very will with chocolate and also berries;
      Kirsch, itself
      Chambord

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        chrisinroch Feb 21, 2008 04:12 AM

        Are you forcing a wine pairing where one doesnt work best? There is already kirsch in the cake. I'd go with coffee with cream or, as the above poster mentions, whipped cream (schlag)

        Serve port or something else after dessert when you are hanging out.

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          cleopatra999 Feb 21, 2008 05:50 AM

          I would not say forcing, just curious if there is anything that would be great! coffee is fine with me!

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          zin1953 Feb 26, 2008 08:47 PM

          For me, I'd serve strong black coffee with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream, with (or without) a glass of properly chilled Kirsch eau-de-vie.

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