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Hugery Jun 28, 2011 08:35 AM

Hey guys,

I'm quite new to Chowhound but a long-term win and food lover. Could you help me with some nice recipes/dish ideas for a few wines I'm opening at a dinner party next week. The wines are:

2005 Ben Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz (Barossa Valley, Aust)

2006 Isole e Olena Cepparello (Tuscany, Italy)

2007 Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling (Mosel, Germany)

2005 Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes (Bordeaux, France)

I was thinking a nice meaty dish to pair with the Cepparello and Amon-ra, maybe ossobucco? Any more suggestions? Especially for the Mosel?

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    Brad Ballinger RE: Hugery Jun 28, 2011 09:26 AM

    Amon-Ra: grilled beef or lamb

    Cepparello (just had this on Sunday): mild (not spicy) sausages, pork served any way, veal, steak Florentine, nothing overly-sauced

    Prum (had the Kabinett on Sunday -- you didn't designate Kabinett, Spatlese, or Auslese): cured or smoked meats (including fish), onion tart

    Suiduraut: This wine is way too young, but... bleu cheese

    Ossobuco could go with both your red wines, especially if it's not on the goopy side.

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      Hugery RE: Brad Ballinger Jun 28, 2011 05:37 PM

      Its the Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett '07. That sounds like a nice little appetizer, a selection of cured meats. Thanks!

    2. ChefJune RE: Hugery Jun 28, 2011 10:48 AM

      I think Osso Buco is too soft a dish for 90% of all Aussie Shiraz. I don't know the Amon-Ra.

      Osso buco would be good with the Cepparello. but maybe too "fancy" a dish, and definitely (imho) a summer dinner.

      Seems to me that an assortment of grilled meats would pair nicely with your reds.

      The Prum is a delicious wine, and we've enjoyed it often with fish. Wouldn't have to be smoked. Could also be grilled.

      Suduiraut: what's the rush? this wine has many years to go yet. What to pair it with, if you insist? Foie gras! maybe with a strawberry/rhubarb compote?

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        Hugery RE: ChefJune Jun 29, 2011 07:01 AM

        Yeah, I think you and Brad are right. I'll leave the Sauternes to lie down a bit longer. Any other suggestions for the Prum?

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          ChefJune RE: Hugery Jun 29, 2011 07:56 AM

          That is one of the single most food-friendly wines I know. What would you like to pair with it? Odds are it will be a hit. Pork, Chicken, Fish, Eggs, whatever... (not a steak, though.)

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