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Posted by Corina, Sep 17, 2008.

Hi All. I'm brand new to Snooth. Not new to wine, though I'm not by any means educated in it. I try new wines all the time, make notes on what I like, and that's been about the extent of my education. At this moment my favorites are probably Pinot Noirs, Zins, Shiraz and blends...though I'm really enjoying some of the Malbecs I've tried lately.

I hope that by talking to all you here I'll learn a bit more and make some new "wine" friends.

Can anyone make suggestions on great wines to pair with Vietnamese foods? I also love to cook, but I'm not so great yet at the pairing part....

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Reply by John Andrews, Sep 17, 2008.

HI Corina! Welcome to Snooth. I feel like I am new to Snooth again because there a lot of new features added since I went on vacation and that was only 10 days ago!

Any way, with spicy food I usually go with white wines with good acidity or slight sweetness. Things like:

- Dry Riesling
- Voignier
- Pinot Gris

Also Sparkling wines or Champagnes work well.

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Reply by Corina, Sep 18, 2008.

Do you have any favorite brands on the above you recommend?

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Reply by oceank8, Sep 18, 2008.

Welcome to snooth! My current favorites are Zins (probably because I am drinking a lot of great ones that I picked up in the russian river valley last year) with a new appreciation for Malbecs as well! I am not much help on the food pairing, but you will find a lot of blogs and people that can help you out.

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Sep 18, 2008.

Welcome! I think Callie posted a good basic food pairing guide on the blog. I'll go see if I can find it.

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Sep 18, 2008.

Here we go:

http://blog.snooth.com/2008/06/23/f...

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Reply by John Andrews, Sep 18, 2008.

Hi Corina ... Here are a few brands I recommend:

- Reisling: Brooks, Dashe and Eroica
- Voignier & Pinot Gris: J, La Crema
- Sparkling: Domaine Carneros Brut, J Sparkling Wine

Hope that helps.

See ya,
John

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Reply by Philip James, Sep 18, 2008.

Hi and welcome! Anything from Alsace will go well with Vietnamese food - gewurtraminer, pinot blanc, etc...

Floral, acidic, spicy, and mineral oily wines = perfect match with spicy thai and vietnamese foods

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Reply by Corina, Sep 18, 2008.

Wow - so many responses. I'm going to love this site. Mark, great blog! Thanks for the link. Based on all your responses, I guess I already know the general rule of thumb for pairings. I just need to get better on taking notes on what I try and how I feel about it! I've been strictly a Reds + Chardonnay girl for a long time. I'm just starting to branch out into some of the other whites and I've found some I really like.

Thanks so much to all of you!

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 22, 2008.

Hi Corina,

Vietnamese food usually works well with white wines that combine high acid with a touch of RS (residual sugar). German rieslings, the off-dry Chenin Blancs from the Loire Valley and even South Africa, and Italian Prosecco, which has a bit of fizz, all fit the bill. Don't let what others tell you influence you too much. The only good pairings are the ones you like! Welcome and hope to see you around here!


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