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Recs for a wine to use in this stuffing recipe?

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fbf242 Nov 9, 2008 06:56 AM

I hope that this is the right board to post this question on.

I have been making this stuffing recipe for a few years now: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo.... It contains dried apricots, cranberries, and prunes, sauteed pears, onions, and celery, and flavored with cinnamon, sage, and rosemary. It calls for Sauternes wine, which is what I have always used.

I really like the flavors of the stuffing overall, but it's a bit sweeter than I'd like. I think I would like to try using a slightly drier wine, but I am very clueless when it comes to wine. Any ideas for something that would compliment the flavors of the stuffing, while not contributing quite as much sweetness?

  1. maria lorraine Nov 9, 2008 10:31 AM

    Given the dried fruit flavors, I'd buy an inexpensive fruity white wine with little or no oak, something like the Fetzer Johannisberg Riesling (about $6) or an inexpensive Gewurtraminer. No need for Sauternes. If you're concerned about sweetness, I'd also reduce the sugar for the pears to one teaspoon.

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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