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Need help with wine pairings

cjc519 | Jun 3, 2008 04:11 PM

I am hosting a dinner party on Saturday evening and would like to get some suggestions for pairings before I make my wine run! I'm going to start the evening with a cheese plate which will include a brie, a blue, a gouda, and probably manchego. I'll serve that with crackers, breadsticks, etc. I'm also going to do a charcuterie... pate, cornichons, grainy mustard, and radishes. Next I'll serve the salad which is going to be Frisee, Endive, and Watercress with Roquefort and Pear. Main is going to be Roasted Asparagus served with Roasted Halibut with Chive Butter and Caviar (assuming I can find caviar). For dessert, chocolate espresso cremes. I thought that maybe I could start with pear bellinis for something kind of fun, but I'm not even remotely sure if that goes with any of the cheeses or charcuterie. Of the six invited, I know that 2 prefer red and the other 4 like both red and white. I do have a budget so I can't go too crazy... hopefully less than $15/bottle. I'm in PA. I am completely open to any and all suggestions! Thanks for the help!

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