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Pairing help......

perk Jul 6, 2013 09:32 PM

Kicking off the Hollywood Bowl season this week (one of my favorite times of year). As usual, my friend cooks and I pair. Have the appetizers matched with a nice Cold Heaven viognier. But I'm trying to figure out the main course. It's a tortilla with ham and potato, topped with garlic cherry tomatoes. I think there's a side dish with white beans. I wanted to do a red. Thought maybe a grenache....but now I'm not sure.
Appreciate any advice......Thanks!

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  1. maria lorraine RE: perk Jul 6, 2013 10:33 PM

    Rosé. Sparkling Rosé or Champagne.

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      perk RE: maria lorraine Jul 6, 2013 10:52 PM

      I would have done that...but one of the folks in the box told me last season that he's not really a fan of sparkling wines. So I have to avoid that this time.

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        maria lorraine RE: perk Jul 6, 2013 11:01 PM

        Still rose works, still.

        Ham and cherry tomatoes practically scream for it.

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          perk RE: maria lorraine Jul 6, 2013 11:14 PM

          Thanks. That does sound like the best choice. And the weather here is heating up...so it will be really refreshing. I have a couple of bottles of the Miraval I've been wanting to try. Has anyone tasted it?

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      TombstoneShadow RE: perk Jul 9, 2013 09:55 PM

      Kabinett Riesling is my favorite overall match to your tortilla here... add a few sprinkles of grated emmental to the tortilla to bring it to the wine and create a truly sensational food & wine match... enjoy.

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