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Advice on cooking with wine. Any good books that can help me learn good wine pairings?

VongolaDecimo Aug 6, 2013 12:05 PM

Whenever I cook with wine, I normally end up grabbing a random white or red wine and im done with it.I understand that its recommended that you should only cook with a wine that you would drink but I dont really drink wine or care for it much. When I first started cooking with wine in high school, I would often be really lost at the wine store. So many different types from Cote de Rhones to Sauvignon Blanc. Now I just read the back of the bottles for the tasting notes in order to pair it with my dish or ask someone for assistance. I think understanding wine pairings would hasten my trips to the wine store. Any advice?

  1. maria lorraine Aug 6, 2013 12:19 PM

    What to Drink with What You Eat:
    The Definitive Guide to Pairing Food with Wine, Beer, Spirits, Coffee, Tea - Even Water - Based on Expert Advice from America's Best Sommeliers


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    1. re: maria lorraine
      ChefJune Aug 6, 2013 01:38 PM

      What to Drink with What You Eat, by Dornenburg and Page: Absolutely the best book on the subject ever. No stone has been left unturned. Professionals turn to it!

      There is another wonderful book: "Perfect Pairings," by Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein and (his mother, the wonderful chef) Joyce Goldstein. Great recipes in there as well!

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      zin1953 Aug 6, 2013 06:30 PM

      Also, Great Tastes Made Simple, by Andrea Immer Robinson (also a master Sommelier) . . . but you really won't go wrong with any of the three books mentioned here.

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