I've got a dinner out this weekend at vietnamese restaurant (http://www.brodard.net/chateau/menu.html) and not sure what wines to pair with the food. I know riesling always comes up with asian food but can anyone provide any other input. Is there any reds that would work? I was going to share a 97 pt Chard with some friends that I just got in but don't want to waste it.
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I know that a nice big bowl of pho goes great with gewuerztraminer. I'm curious if the heat of the dish would cover up any of the subtlety of the chard however. Personally I would save the 97pt. Chard for something that I know it would go with.
I don't think we will be eating any Pho. There is a beef dish that is really good that isn't too spicy but has a lot of garlic and fish sauce so I'm curious how a red would hold up. I guess I'll find out Saturday. The wine buddies that I am going to dinner with rarely bring any bottles under $100 so I'm hoping that a lot of good wine doesn't go to waste.
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Originally posted by xhoser:
I don't think we will be eating any Pho. There is a beef dish that is really good that isn't too spicy but has a lot of garlic and fish sauce so I'm curious how a red would hold up. I guess I'll find out Saturday. The wine buddies that I am going to dinner with rarely bring any bottles under $100 so I'm hoping that a lot of good wine doesn't go to waste.


bring a 1970 sandemans. I believe you can find them around 135$.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
If you want a red, I'd go for a light one with some fruit. Some of the inexpensive Monastrells (Mourvedres) from Jumilla would be fine, but be sure you stick to the lighter ones, like Finca Luzon, and not the big ones like, El Nido.


We ended up avoiding red all night and had a good selection of whites including
2005 Shibumi Knoll Chardonnay
2002 Dr. Loosen Riesling
2003 Dumol Viognier
2003 Kistler Ducrea vineyard Chardonnay
2003 German Riesling (forgot name)

Started with selection of spring rolls made from duck, ahi tuna, soft-shell crab, etc. Then mango salad (a little spicy but riesling worked well) Other dishes included tofu, curry sea bass, curry chicken, scallops, shaking beef, and seafood and vegetable dish. Nothing too hot so the whites did well. The best part was that the german rieslings had only 7 to 9.5% alcohol so easy to drive home and no hangover.

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