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South American Reds - Pairings?

angelicious17 Sep 21, 2008 12:03 PM

Our monthly wine club is tasting South American red wines this week. I'm in charge of the food (appetizers/desserts) - any suggestions or recipes I should pay attention to? Thanks!

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    mexigaf RE: angelicious17 Sep 22, 2008 12:13 AM

    Depends on the Reds. Malbecs are really bold and can hold up to fatty meats. Carmenere is a bit less big and can go well with more delicate meats and veg. For desert I would go for chocolate. Berries and cherries would be fun as well.

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      The Chemist RE: angelicious17 Sep 22, 2008 12:33 PM

      Argentinian Malbec with grilled beef. What it's made for.

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        hungry_pangolin RE: The Chemist Sep 24, 2008 11:11 AM

        ... with chimichurri!

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          invinotheresverde RE: The Chemist Sep 24, 2008 03:07 PM


          Ditto on the chimi, too.

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          RicRios RE: angelicious17 Sep 24, 2008 08:58 PM

          Hard to go wrong with a Torrontés ( indigenous Argentinean grape from Salta province way north, close to the Bolivian border ).

          Cosecha de Otoño from Weinert, 100% late harvest Sauvignon Blanc, absolutely amazing. Highly recommended. Available in the US.

          OOPS! Sorry, I just noticed the "red" part.
          Oh well... next time you know.

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