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wine with lobster

Postby Kirk Arnott » Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:51 pm

The food-wine match on the wine lovers page recommends a big chardonnay with lobster. we're heading to a superb french restaurant for a birthday dinner this week, and we'll probably have the lobster with leeks and saffron beurre blanc (they serve only the meat; co-owner says "if we're going to charge that much for lobster, we shouldn't make the diners do so much work.") anyone care to weigh in with other wine ideas?
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Re: wine with lobster

Postby Howie Hart » Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:33 pm

Here's a link to a lobster dinner where we tried several wines to answer the same question:
TN: Wines with Lobster
Vouvray won! :P
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Re: wine with lobster

Postby Kirk Arnott » Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:39 pm

thanks, howie. just so happens that vouvray is the favorite white in our house, and i'm pretty sure there's at least one on the wine list where we're going.
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Re: wine with lobster

Postby Carl Eppig » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:37 pm

SB or Riesling from a guy who lived in Maine for eighteen years!
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Re: wine with lobster

Postby MikeH » Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:07 pm

Howie Hart wrote:Here's a link to a lobster dinner where we tried several wines to answer the same question:
TN: Wines with Lobster
Vouvray won! :P


Howie, do you recall the sugar level of the Vouvray? Dry, demi-sec, moulleux?
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Re: wine with lobster

Postby Robert J. » Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:23 pm

I wouldn't go for a 'big chard' if, by that you mean Napa. I do think that a big Chablis would be nice. The minerality and acidity would go well with the saffron. Also, are you going to have Maine or Australian lobsters? Either way a Chablis would still be good; contrast with Maine (I find the meat sweet) and compliment with Australian (I find the meat more minerally).
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Re: wine with lobster

Postby Howie Hart » Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:35 am

MikeH wrote:Howie, do you recall the sugar level of the Vouvray? Dry, demi-sec, moulleux?
I don't recall anything on the label, but I believe it was dry or if there was RS, it was slightly off-dry.
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Re: wine with lobster

Postby Linda R. (NC) » Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:27 am

Personal opinion - Champagne.
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Re: wine with lobster

Postby Kirk Arnott » Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:23 am

thanks, all. i look forward to applying your guidance to a special dinner.
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Re: wine with lobster

Postby FrancescoP » Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:31 pm

Another vote for Champagne or Pouilly Fuisse
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Re: wine with lobster

Postby James Roscoe » Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:40 pm

FrancescoP wrote:Another vote for Champagne or Pouilly Fuisse


What about beer? 8)
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Re: wine with lobster

Postby Kirk Arnott » Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:42 pm

I'm going to stick with a white wine, but I'm intrigued. What kind of beer would you be considering?
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Re: wine with lobster

Postby Francesco » Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:43 pm

I would take a Deus ... which is a belgian beer which is made with an additional Champagne fermentation in Champagne :lol:
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Re: wine with lobster

Postby James Roscoe » Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:45 pm

I'm of German heritage, Pilsner or Lagaer on tap thank you very much!
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Re: wine with lobster

Postby Robert J. » Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:28 pm

Kirk Arnott wrote:I'm going to stick with a white wine, but I'm intrigued. What kind of beer would you be considering?


Porter. But, then again, I'll drink a porter with anything.

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Re: wine with lobster

Postby Larry Greenly » Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:23 am

Beer or champagne? How about Champale? It's sort of like a poor man's champagne.
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Re: wine with lobster

Postby Kirk Arnott » Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:19 pm

well, we opted for riesling, and dinner was wonderful.

but the champale reference brought back some memories. long, long ago, my dad would let me have a sip of champale. no one makes it anymore that i know of.
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