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Help Finalize Wine/Food New Years'Eve Pairing


I asked for recommendations for pairing food/wine for a New Years menu and got many excellent suggestions in. I listed the suggestions with the courses and am now looking to pair things from my cellar. I was wondering if you guys could be so kind as to have a look at my cellar and help pair things from there.

 The available cellar is this one:

Since it is New Year: no price range. The best match and oldest wines prefered!

The Menu and my thoughts:

*Lobster salad *

*Grapefruit - fregula - apple - candied tomato - cocktail sauce *

Suggestions from you guys:

Champagne: type

Blanc de Blancs

Taittinger Comtes

Pierre Peters Grand Cru BdB Cuvée de Reserve

Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs

Pierre Peters Chetillons

Ruinart Blanc de Blanc

From my Cellar: Unsure. Many available options. The Ruinart Blanc de Blancs might work?


*‘Cappuccino’ of ground chicory - scallops - chive cream *

*Toast of chicory, bacon and Reypenaer [type of cheese] *

Suggestions from you guys(also with next course):

White Burgundy

Girardin 1er Vineyard designate Meursaults , richer

Corton Charlemagne is awesome. (C-C Quintessence .

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey 1er Cru single vineyard St Aubins are excellent

Comtes Lafon Meursault les Charmes.

Kumeu River Chardonnay Hunting Hill. (Mate’s and even the basic Estate “Chardonnay Kumeu” are also good.)




South African SB

Sauvignon Blanc with a bit of Semillon

Sec or Demi-Sec Vouvray

From my Cellar: Unsure. Many available options. Is there a good solid older white that would work in your opinion?


*Brill [Fish, similar to Turbot] 'à la nage' with Zeeland mussels, gray shrimps and chestnut mushrooms *

 *Foamy crustacean sauce *

Suggestions (see previous course)

*Crispy fried veal cheek and thymus [ also known as neck sweetbread ; veal sweetbread] *

*Mousselines of celeriac and parsnip - croquettes of polenta - spring rolls of forest mushrooms - sauce of Porto *

Suggestions from you guys:

red Burgundy

Burgundy from Beaune


*morey or Gevrey


Cru Beaujolais

rustic Rhone (north or south),

St Joseph (Strong)
rustic Barolo.

Rioja Roda I would be great, though Spanish wines didn’t really come to mind.

Burlotto Monvigliero
Jamet Cote-Rotie



Pegau, Donjon, etc. I love Pegau.

Domaine des Lambrays CdL with a little age or Bachelet Corbeaux with a little age or de Montille 1er Cru Volnays or Foillard Morgon Cote du Py

From my Cellar: Again Unsure. Many available options. I'd prefer something on the stronger side, I guess.


*Apple pie from the oven with figs, raisins and pistachios * *'Globe' of bitter chocolate with speculaas ice cream *

Here I know: D'Oliveira Verdelho Madeira 1966


 Any help is much appreciated! Looking forward to suggestions.

Last edited by kalenden
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