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Wine pairing with Beef Stroganoff?

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Jun 26, 2005, 04:47 PM
Deryl
Wine pairing with Beef Stroganoff?
Any recommendations here?
Jun 26, 2005, 04:51 PM
Board-O
Cabernet Sauvignon
Zinfandel
Syrah
Merlot


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Jun 26, 2005, 04:52 PM
Deryl
Thanks
I was thinking Cab but not sure how it would taste with all that sour cream.
Jun 26, 2005, 04:54 PM
Board-O
Well, there's not a lot of sour cream. It's used to smooth out and mellow the sauce. I like big reds with creamy meat dishes. I'd avoid Pinot Noir.


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Jun 26, 2005, 05:21 PM
Bella Donna
Think Zin...
Jun 26, 2005, 05:51 PM
redwine&redsox
I would vote Zin or Shiraz, especially if it has a good dose of pepper


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Jun 26, 2005, 06:06 PM
GreenDrazi
The best pairing for classic Beef Stroganoff is a Merlot, especially a heavily oaked one.
The soft tannins of the Merlot work well with what the sauce does to the beef.
A well aged Cab based Bordeaux would work well too (again, soft tannins).

If you use a lot of mushrooms and a little more pepper, an old world style Syrah would work well to.


Would not use:
Zinfandel (unless you use a lot of pepper)
New world style Shriaz (or fruit forward)
Pinot Noir


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Jun 26, 2005, 07:17 PM
grunhauser
Vintage Rose Champagne, no red wine.
Jun 27, 2005, 01:43 AM
Deryl
I brought a 2001 Mantra Revelations, and it was a good wine but too fruity for the food.

Better was the 2000 L'Aventure Optimus, a blend of Cab, Syrah, and Zin. That paired nicely.
Jun 27, 2005, 11:30 AM
cab chris
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah
Jun 27, 2005, 11:54 AM
Baird
I like Syrah/Shiraz.


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Jun 27, 2005, 12:47 PM
Shaferguy91
What Board-O says.
Jun 27, 2005, 03:59 PM
melman
Never had it with wine, so I couldn't tell ya. L'Aventure makes some good juice, though.

The last time I ate it was with a few couples, one of the guys said, "I LOVE stroganoff!" I laughed out loud and embarrassed him.


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Jun 27, 2005, 11:09 PM
Deryl
quote:
Originally posted by melman:
Never had it with wine, so I couldn't tell ya.


What did you drink with it then, vodka?
Jun 28, 2005, 12:52 AM
joezam
My personal choice is Bordeaux. Beef stroganoff has pretty primary and non-spicy flavors along with earthy mushroom (well, maybe not with the button mushrooms in the grocery - try ****akes) - a really good match for a medoc wine.


Joseph Zamrin
Jun 28, 2005, 12:54 AM
joezam
Can't believe they edited out the name of a popualar asian mushroom in my prior post - apparently because the first four letters constitute an expletive!??


Joseph Zamrin
Jun 28, 2005, 08:46 AM
Board-O
Use the alternate spelling of shiitakes.


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Jun 28, 2005, 10:42 AM
BRR
I, too, love "stroganoff," but I don't go around announcing it to everyone. Very funny stuff, melman! Big Grin


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Jun 28, 2005, 01:19 PM
Purple Teeth
As a coincidence, I went home yesterday evening to a meal of Beef Stroganoff. Remembering this thread and the lack of consensus on a wine match, I went for safety and opened a Spanish Cava.

The Cava was a suitable partner, but I kept thinking about a Cab Franc - in my mind it was a perfect match.



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Jun 30, 2005, 02:58 AM
Deryl
Not to argue, but how does Spanish Cava = safety?
Jun 30, 2005, 12:15 PM
Purple Teeth
IMHO, a dry sparkler is the most versatile food wine in the universe.

It goes with foods as diverse as steak and chocolate cake, and almost all between. Ergo, a safe choice with most foods - maybe not the best match, but a safe one.



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Jun 30, 2005, 10:18 PM
Board-O
I don't agree that it pairs well with staek or chocolate cake, but I do agree on its versatility. It is certainly a safe bet with most foods.


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Jun 30, 2005, 11:28 PM
GreenDrazi
I think a dry sparkler is ok with chocolate, but it is crushed by beef.


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It's good to try them young too and then let them age - James ********
Infanticide can be very satisfying - Robert Parker
I drink mine young to avoid disappointments - James Laube
Jul 01, 2005, 12:24 PM
Purple Teeth
quote:
Board-O said:
It is certainly a safe bet with most foods.


Exactly the point I was trying to make. When in doubt, a sparkler will usually be a safe pick, but not necessarily the best one.



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