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HELP!--Food Match for Canadian Icewine?

by AaronW » Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:51 pm

I have some "inniskillin" icewine and I am wondering what would pair well with it. Could I go with sweet, savory, or would both be possible? Please help. :oops: :?:

P.S. I've never even tried icewine so please kind of clue me in on what to expect, thanx. :?:
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Re: HELP!--Food Match for Canadian Icewine?

by Howie Hart » Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:32 am

Three schools of thought here. #1 - just by itself and let the ice wine be the dessert. #2 - fresh fruit and a simple cake (no frosting - pound or angel food). #3 - blue cheese and crackers
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Re: HELP!--Food Match for Canadian Icewine?

by Andrew Shults » Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:31 am

AaronW. wrote:I have some "inniskillin" icewine and I am wondering what would pair well with it. Could I go with sweet, savory, or would both be possible? Please help. :oops: :?:

P.S. I've never even tried icewine so please kind of clue me in on what to expect, thanx. :?:


What to expect? A sweet dessert wine balanced with good acidity, but without the botrytis-induced honey taste of Sauternes, German TBAs, etc.

Howie's given you the three standard ways to serve it. Personally, I drink it in place of dessert. Something that good (and expensive) should be savored.

There is one more school of thought about pairing icewine: I heard somewhere (and I wish I could take credit for it) that the perfect pairing with icewine is sex. :D
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Re: HELP!--Food Match for Canadian Icewine?

by Ian Sutton » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:37 am

Andrew Shults wrote: I heard somewhere (and I wish I could take credit for it) that the perfect pairing with icewine is sex. :D

No - too sticky :oops: :shock:
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Re: HELP!--Food Match for Canadian Icewine?

by Mike Filigenzi » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:41 am

Don't know where you're located, but if you can get hold of Humboldt Fog cheese, take a slilce of that, add some pear slices or figs or grilled peaches, and drizzle with honey. Great stuff.

(Note: I stole that from Yaniger who stole it from a place in Walnut Creek.)

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Re: HELP!--Food Match for Canadian Icewine?

by James Roscoe » Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:18 pm

Ian Sutton wrote:
Andrew Shults wrote: I heard somewhere (and I wish I could take credit for it) that the perfect pairing with icewine is sex. :D

No - too sticky :oops: :shock:


What I thought sweet and salty went together. Was I wrong about that rule. Maybe it's only icewine and SAFE sex that pair well. :oops: :P
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Re: HELP!--Food Match for Canadian Icewine?

by AaronW » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:55 am

Howie Hart wrote:Three schools of thought here. #1 - just by itself and let the ice wine be the dessert. #2 - fresh fruit and a simple cake (no frosting - pound or angel food). #3 - blue cheese and crackers


Thanks for the suggestions; I'll try them all. Oh, :idea: what about temperature? Room temp, slightly chilled, chilled? What temp best accentuates icewines' characteristics? :?:
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Re: HELP!--Food Match for Canadian Icewine?

by Howie Hart » Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:34 am

I would suggest slightly chilled 45-50 deg F. Here's a link:
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