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Yeah.
Ok, a wine dinner with the twist being that the wine is not the theme, the ingredient, bacon, is.
I'm thinking a Syrah or Malbec? Champagne is a cop out. Thoughts?


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Northern Rhone, obvi.
 
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Consider a dry Rose from the Rhone or Tavel.
 
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I would actually go with a Southern rhone or California GSM blend. I think they will go well with the smokiness of the bacon. Alternatively, a Jumilla wine.


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I take it you're not going to have a plate of bacon as a course? Or, is it a breakfast with wine pairings? Smile

Thinking of dishes I do or have with bacon - for most of those dishes I don't think the bacon would be a strong influence for the wine I pair with those dishes. But it probably would be cool to work in a syrah that has bacon flavors at some point in the dinner, maybe by itself even?


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Northern Rhone, obvi.


super obvi.
 
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Northern Rhone, obvi.


super obvi.


which is why people should stop being boring and try it with some port =)

unless mneely was looking for some reaffirmation from everyone else on what to pour.


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Alban or how about this? Jost Maple Wine


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which is why people should stop being boring and try it with some port =)

such a port pusher. Wink

i think syrah would be too bold for bacon. i'd go with malbec or carmenere.

some friends once paired bacon mac & cheese with a white burgundy.
 
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bacon wrapped scallops certainly works with a white burg


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Northern Rhone, obvi.


super obvi.


OMG, SOOO obvi!


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Seriously, though, I'd probably go with a lighter bodied Syrah from the likes of, say, L'Ecole or Reininger.


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I take it you're not going to have a plate of bacon as a course? Or, is it a breakfast with wine pairings? Smile

Thinking of dishes I do or have with bacon - for most of those dishes I don't think the bacon would be a strong influence for the wine I pair with those dishes. But it probably would be cool to work in a syrah that has bacon flavors at some point in the dinner, maybe by itself even?


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Really depends on what the rest of the dish is. You wouldn't pair bacon wrapped scallops with the same wine you would bacon wrapped filet just because they both have bacon.


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Also, if you do a search, I think there are notes on here from a dinner the Chicago Wine Mafia did using the same exact theme -- all dishes had bacon in them.


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Also, if you do a search, I think there are notes on here from a dinner the Chicago Wine Mafia did using the same exact theme -- all dishes had bacon in them.


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I paired a plate of bacon with a Cass Paso Robles Grenache...great combo. It's a lighter style grenache with bright fruit. It was a little hot, but the bacon cut right through the alc.


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Menu items as I know them are, bacon w/:
beef (bbq and filet)
mushrooms
salad
broccoli or asparagus
potato gratin
Hoppin John
bourbon pecan pie


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cote rotie

The perfect pairing for a reason Wink
 
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100% agree with KSCO2. Nothing like a northern rhone- cote rotie! Cool


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Champagne is great with anything that's salty, fatty & crispy.
 
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Oops, I missed your "cop out" comment.
 
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2007 Alain Graillot La Guiraude Crozes Hermitage.
 
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