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Lambrusco -- does it pair well with wine?

CindyJ Oct 27, 2012 01:51 PM

We're thinking of having a pre-storm wine and cheese lunch tomorrow at our favorite local gourmet/cheese spot. Happily, this place is BYO. I've got a bottle of Lambrusco that just never seems the right wine to open, so now I'm wondering if it's cheese-friendly. If so, what cheeses should we pair with it? And, if we don't have it with cheese, what are some good food pairings? Thanks!

  1. Robin Joy Oct 27, 2012 02:35 PM

    Drink it, maybe lightly chilled, with an uncomplicated lunchtime pasta dish. Don't expect it to contribute much to a cheesefest.

    Have a good storm!

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      Maximilien Oct 27, 2012 02:45 PM

      Me think it goes with Charcuterie or roasted meat more than it goes with cheese.


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      1. re: Maximilien
        lynnlato Oct 30, 2012 05:56 PM


      2. CindyJ Oct 27, 2012 05:32 PM

        Thanks! I'll leave the Lambrusco home and bring maybe a Moscato d'Asti instead.

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          Klunco Oct 27, 2012 06:19 PM

          I'm a fan of Lambrusco with Pizza. Cheese-wise, I think it goes well with hard cheeses.

          1. CindyJ Oct 27, 2012 06:50 PM

            Maybe there was already too much wine when I posted my original query. Of course, I MEANT to ask, "Lambrusco -- does it pair well with CHEESE?"

            1. Chinon00 Oct 27, 2012 07:11 PM

              Had a sparkling one w/ a spicy Sichuan pork dish not long ago. Worked well to lift the grease off the palate while not at all overwhelming the pork.

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              1. re: Chinon00
                CindyJ Oct 28, 2012 09:51 AM

                Interesting. I often choose a sparkling wine -- Prosecco, usually -- to bring along to our favorite Asian BYO. I think that bottle of Lambrusco is a GREAT idea for our next Asian outing.

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