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Hello All,
I'm preparing a German themed meal Friday: sauerbraten, red cabbage, potato pancakes; heavy and acidic, lots of vinegar. Any suggestions for a wine pairing would be appreciated.
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Bill
 
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Bier oder Deutsch Wein


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When I was in Alsace I had sauebraten matched with Alsatian riesling and it did a very good job of lightening a heavy meal.


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Never mind bier or wein,


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I would go with German, Alsatian or Austrian wines to stay with the theme. We have had a few dinners along those lines. Here are some links to those dinners with food and wine pairing:

Alsatian Wine Dinner

Oktoberfest

Austrian dinner

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Before the sauerbraten, red cabbage, and potato pancakes, have some caviar and Champagne. Next some cold poached lobster with ailoi and Chardonnay. Follow that with pan-seared magret with green peppercorn sauce accompanied by a Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Then have a cheese course with a Cabernet. Next, poached pears with a Scheurebe Eiswein. Then throw out the sauerbraten, red cabbage, and potato pancakes and remember to thank me.


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Uh.....Board-O, it's a German themed dinner!

And what the hell is wrong with sauerbraten, red cabbage and potato pancakes anyway?? Confused

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Nothing is wrong with all that, as long as you don't eat it. Big Grin
 
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
Uh.....Board-O, it's a German themed dinner!


Hey, I recommended an Eiswein with the poached pears! Big Grin


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Congratulations BO. You are slowly morphing into Serge. Your comments to Serge yesterday seem very appropriate here, "Your reply is useless".

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It's not useless, secretary. Wrong, yet again. I tried to help the new poster from wasting a dinner. Just trying to help him raise his sights a bit is anything but useless. I'm guessing you're a big sauerbraten fan.

Actually, it's your post that is useless.


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Bill asks for wine pairing advice and you insult him by saying he is wasting a dinner. What great advice. I'm sure Bill finds that very useful and not the least bit arrogant.

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Secretary, I told him how to improve his dinner. I wouldn't be at all surprised to find that you prefer the sauerbraten to my suggestions. Now go find some links to post.


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lol Board-O, you are too much! Big Grin


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I do try to help people. I even found a dinner date for Bella.


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I don't mind a meal like this once in a while, though I prefer good beer with it rather than Riesling.

An Alsatian alternative, choucroute, has a variety of pork cuts and sausages with a milder sauerkraut, and works better with wine IMO.


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sauerbraten can be great (nevermind Board-O) but Schweinhaxen mmmm...
 
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I am making a sauerbraten today and I plan on pairing it with an 2008 H. J. Fabre Malbec Patagonia, simply because Malbec is just MADE for beef.


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