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Feb 20, 2008 06:23 PM

pair with blackforest cake?

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: bubbles4me

      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?

      1. re: cleopatra999

        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. 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

      1. 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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        1. re: chrisinroch

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

        2. 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.