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Snooth User: rolifingers

Christmas eve dinner

Original post by rolifingers, Dec 18, 2012.

What would be your ultimate Christmas dinner and what wine would you pair with it?

Would you have apperitivos and digestivos?

I would go for cornish game hens and roasted rosemary potatos, a large baguette some Echire French butter paired with Alsace Riesling and Gewurztraminer.And finish with Pear Brandy.


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Reply by rolifingers, Dec 24, 2012.

@JTRYKA : Chinese food on Christmas eve actually sounds like fun.

Reply by Richard Foxall, Dec 24, 2012.

Wow, that was some anaphylactic episode!  Luckily, the only time I had one, I knew what it was as it started, and mine wasn't nearly so bad--my throat and lungs stayed clear.  First time around like that you can sometimes manage it with benadryl.  My brother in law is an ENT, doesn't do exactly this type of thing (he's a cancer surgeon), but told me that benadryl can stave off the anaphylaxis, too, long enough to get help if it's not too far, but that was really pushing it!

MM, I didn't swear off pig for any allergic reasons, but that's a story for another time.  Let's just say I lived on a pig farm--we also had cows and chickens, but I still eat them.  Not pig.  Samuel L. Jackson's character in Pulp Fiction said it for me.

Reply by rolifingers, Dec 25, 2012.

@FOXALL, Hopefully I wont experience an alergic reaction again but I will be smarter about it if it ever happened again and get medical attention.



Reply by amour, Jan 7, 2013.

ROLIFINGERS....100% for mentioning French Butter...CHEERS!

What is your best Riesling?  I find the less expensive Rieslings really awful indeed....

Are you able to suggest a reasonably priced excellent Riesling which is widely available in the USA?

Reply by rolifingers, Jan 8, 2013.

@AMOUR: Hello there. I like Hermann Wiemer Rieslings. His vineyard is in Fingerlakes New York. He is a transplant from Germany. I believe you can order wines by visiting his website. Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer etc. Enjoy!

Reply by amour, Jan 9, 2013.

Rolifingers...Thanks...I am always open to Fingerlakes as an interesting wine area, and will try your suggestion. especially since I am making an effort to "GET OUT OF FRANCE,( IN FACT EUROPE) SOMETIMES", and to SUPPORT AMERICA!!!!

Reply by rolifingers, Jan 9, 2013.

You are welcome AMOUR.

Reply by Richard Foxall, Jan 14, 2013.

Getting back to the party kind of late, but the Ravines dry riesling, also from the Finger Lakes, was really nice this year, Amour.  Asimov gave it a good mention in his column late in the year, which inflated the price a little, but it's still right around $20.  I have said elsewhere that I had bad experiences in college with the wines of the Finger Lakes (went to school up there), but the rieslings are really becoming all that, and I even had a nice cab franc from there when I was back east in November--just a taste at a Farmers Market in Kingston, but my mind has now opened up to the possibility.

Reply by kiki82769, Jan 15, 2013.

We had a Venison Roast Beef, with all the trimmings, Texas garlic toast and a delicious Blackberry Merlot was served with it. It was tres magnificent!

Reply by WinerySage, Jan 25, 2013.

Little late to the party on this, but at Winery Sage we looked at the best pairings we could find for three courses throughout a holiday dinner. Much of this is probably applicable for Easter too, or whatever other holiday you may have coming up. Some of my favorites we highlighted (if it helps anyone):

- Appetizer Pairings ... A Sangiovese from Solis Winery when having something like bacon wrapped scallops.

- Dinner Pairings ... A Satori Cellars Zinfandel when having roast beef or lamb

- Dessert Pairings ... Eberle Winery Port for dessert.

Hope some of that helps now or in the future!

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