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Red Wine for Cooking Brisket?

abu applesauce Nov 5, 2010 06:36 AM

I intend to rub a brisket with garlic, s&p, surround it with onions, celery and ultimately douse it in red wine and cook for many hours. Can anyone recommend a particular style of red wine to cook the brisket in?

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    rhoneranger RE: abu applesauce Nov 5, 2010 07:31 AM

    When it comes to cooking with red wine I always use a Cote du Rhone unless the recipe calls for something specific. A Cote du Rhone has enough fruitiness without being sweet but enough of a "back bone" to withstand long braising.

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    1. re: rhoneranger
      ChefJune RE: rhoneranger Nov 5, 2010 11:52 AM

      here's a second vote for Cotes du Rhone. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo also works well and isn't too expensive.

    2. CharlieKilo RE: abu applesauce Nov 5, 2010 02:13 PM

      A Petite Sirah would be nice, as well as a Cote du Rhone.

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