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Suggestion for wine with chicken in poblano cream sauce, please.

laredo Jan 30, 2012 11:29 AM

I am blank on what wine to serve with this dish.

I am limited to a very small wine store, with just the basics.

Thanks for your help.

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    chilerosa Feb 7, 2012 05:13 AM

    I agree with the crowd here. A sparkling rose would work best. A Reisling on the sweeter side such as Polka Dot would do as well.

    1. penthouse pup Jan 30, 2012 02:10 PM

      For red, I'd say Beaujolais. For white, a basic California Chard (since it seems that you're limited to mass marketed brands.) As others will likely say, a California sparkling wine would work, too.

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      1. re: penthouse pup
        laredo Jan 31, 2012 08:54 AM

        Thanks, penthouse!

        As it turned out, we started with CA sparkling, and just continued if through the meal. I was a little surprised, and you are right. It tasted very good with the spicy sauce.

        THanks so much.

        1. re: laredo
          ChefJune Feb 1, 2012 12:52 PM

          Sparkling wine goes with just about anything. But spicy food is a definite go-with.

          1. re: laredo
            Bill Hunt Feb 3, 2012 06:03 PM

            With the poblano, I would probably have opted for a Rosé for the sparkler, such as Iron Horse Brut Rosé, if available.

            Glad that you found the bubbles to work well.


            1. re: Bill Hunt
              laredo Feb 6, 2012 10:23 AM

              I will try to find your suggestion, Bill hunt. I am clueless on roses. (Sorry -- don't know where to find the accent mark.)

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