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wine with lobster and njuda pasta pomodoro

by Dale Williams » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:34 pm

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Friends are coming over. He definitely prefers reds, so I'll serve one (or two)but think I'll probably want white with the dish..
We've done this recipe a couple times, great dish never really felt I found best match. Tomato, lobster, and njuda pull in different directions. I usually have done Italian whites (greco di tufo or vermentino) but spice overwhelms. Welcome any thoughts. Pretty broad cellar
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Re: wine with lobster and njuda pasta pomodoro

by Robin Garr » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:05 pm

Repeating from the wine forum for the record: Dale, I think a simple bubbly is going to be the only wine that could bridge that yawning gap between lobster and njuda, and it will do it by quenching and palate-cleansing more than through flavor synergy. A Franciacorta would be a fancy solution, but honestly I think a decent Prosecco is probably the quick and easy way to go.
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Re: wine with lobster and njuda pasta pomodoro

by Rahsaan » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:55 pm

Dale Williams wrote: Tomato, lobster, and njuda pull in different directions.


No kidding. I thought this was going to be about wine matches with several different dishes!
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Re: wine with lobster and njuda pasta pomodoro

by Jenise » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:12 pm

I'd lean toward something lighter, like a Gavi. Would work very well for both the tomato and the lobster elements.
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Re: wine with lobster and njuda pasta pomodoro

by Jeff Grossman » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:58 pm

Go bright and crisp: txakoli, albarino, etc.
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Re: wine with lobster and njuda pasta pomodoro

by Bill Spohn » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:11 pm

I'd tend to stay with Italian with flavour - Greco di Tufo or Falanghina, or if red, a lighter weight one like Ciliegiolo.
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Re: wine with lobster and njuda pasta pomodoro

by Dale Williams » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:01 am

Sorry, I forgot to post here (did on Wine). A Brun FRV100 (sparkling gamay with RS) did best, followed by an ESJ Vermentino/Granche blend, a Gavi, and of course Chianti in last place. The heat of the njuda means never a great match for wine, but damn it's a tasty dish,
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Re: wine with lobster and njuda pasta pomodoro

by Jenise » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:08 am

Interesting. I'd have not bet on that one a bit!
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Re: wine with lobster and njuda pasta pomodoro

by Jeff Grossman » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:03 pm

Glad to hear it, Dale. FRV100 is our house tipple, and the combination of vinosity, bubbles, and just a hint of sweetness makes it very flexible at the table.

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