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Wine with Teriyaki

Postby Doug Surplus » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:49 am

My daughter asked me tonight what wine would go with teryaki chicken (she's planning a dinner for a new boy toy, um friend). My first thought was something white, crisp and acidic - possibly a New Zealand or Oz (Nepenthe) Sauvignon Blanc, or a similar styled Chenin. But then I started thinking maybe a bone dry Riesling. Any other ideas?


This is kind of neat - my daughter has always referrred to wine as 'rotten grape juice' but she has started tasting some of them and likes some of the whites she's sampled. And then, recently, for my birthday she surprised me with a bottle of Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon (one I had professed liking, so she did have a clue to work with).
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Re: Wine with Teryaki

Postby Eric Ifune » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:01 am

Champagne or any other good sparkling wine.
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Re: Wine with Teryaki

Postby James Roscoe » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:24 am

Gruner, Gewerztraminer, Riesling, a dry rose, do I need to continue?
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Re: Wine with Teryaki

Postby Howie Hart » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:29 am

Hi Doug - I apologize if this post is not too helpful, as I'm not a fan of Teryali. Recently I was at the home of my future daughter-in-law's family for dinner (they like their wine) and they served beautiful rib-eye steaks, marinated in Teryali. I thought it was a horrible to do that to such nice meat. But, I digress. I use a locally made marinade for chicken and find your choices of dry Riesling or Chenin (Vouvray) to be the best matches for such dishes. Either of these wines could easily be appreciated by a newbie. Let us know how you make out.
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Re: Wine with Teryaki

Postby Eric Ifune » Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:28 pm

Teriyaki Ribeye is a waste. It's a marinade so it's best for a cut which needs some help. My family uses flank steak, marinated overnight then sliced thin on the bias and grilled.
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Re: Wine with Teryaki

Postby Doug Surplus » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:55 pm

I don't like Teriyaki much at all, let alone on a nice cut of beef. Fortunately my daughter will be cooking this while I'm away. Unfortunately, she may be raiding my wine cellar.

Thanks for the replies - I have something from every listed variety except for GV and Gewurz (and if I had some GV, I'd keep it for myself) so she'll have enough choices.
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Re: Wine with Teryaki

Postby JoePerry » Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:19 am

Eric Ifune wrote:Teriyaki Ribeye is a waste. It's a marinade so it's best for a cut which needs some help. My family uses flank steak, marinated overnight then sliced thin on the bias and grilled.


Exactly - YUM!
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Re: Wine with Teriyaki

Postby TimMc » Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:24 pm

I would go with an off-sweet Riesling or a Gewurztraminer.
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Re: Wine with Teriyaki

Postby wnissen » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:39 pm

Dear Tim,
I absolutely agree with you. There is no satisfactory way, in my mind, to match anything with a sweet sauce, like teriyaki, without a sweet wine. A non-dry spaetlese riesling or gewurz is ideal, as you said. Another of my favorites is Ironstone's Obsession, which is pretty widely available and cheap. And I wouldn't be too quick to dismiss white zinfandel, it does pretty well with sweetly sauced Asian food.

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Re: Wine with Teriyaki

Postby Doug Surplus » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:30 pm

I set out an off-dry Riesling for her, a George Bruer Charm which she liked well enough to drink the whole bottle over a 6 hour period. Then yesterday I opened a 2001 Erben von Beulwitz Kaseler Nies'chen Riesling Spätlese to go with some spicy food and then I treated her and my guest to some 03 Markus Molitor Wehlener Klosterberg Auslese, both of which were well received. Tasting notes to follow soon.
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Re: Wine with Teriyaki

Postby Carlo » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:41 pm

I like the dry reisling but I love all the other ideas and will give
them a try.
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