Wine pairings help for our wedding menu


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Wine pairings help for our wedding menu

ikNYC | | Feb 1, 2008 08:39 AM

Hi! I'm a frequent lurker but first time poster... Really need the help with this--we are trying to decide on the wines to serve at our wedding. We are thinking 2 reds and 2 whites...

Our PERSONAL wine tastes fall along these lines: favorite whites are Riesling (highly prefer the German ones) and Sauvignon Blanc (esp. the ones from New Zealand). I absolutely cannot stand Chardonnay and would rather avoid having it.

For the Reds, we prefer Cabernet Sauvignon (Chilean or Californian) or Californian Red Zinfandel and on a lighter side Pinot Noir.

However, frankly, we are pretty open to any kind of wines (maybe except for Chardonnay)--but have no clue whatsoever as to what would work with our menu (see below).

Any suggestions on type and even specific wines would be greatly appreciated!

Passed Hors D'oeuvres:
Grilled Tandoori Shrimp with Mint Yogurt Sauce
Tuna Sashimi, Edamame Puree, Black Sesame Crackers
Hickory Smoked Tofu Rice Paper Rolls (Bite Size Summer Rolls)
Scallop Dumplings with Soy Butter served on Spoons
Potato Latkes with Salmon Gravlax and Chives Cream Cheese

Cheese Table (approx 5-6 varieties of artisanal cheeses from grass fed cows at Bobolink Dairy) with Sullivan Bakery Bread

Seated Dinner:
1st course: Arugula Salad with Blood Oranges, Cabrales Cheese & Walnuts

2nd course: Wild Mushroom Risotto with Goat Cheese

Main course:
EITHER Red Snapper Roasted in Banana Leaves with Red Chile Chutney, Roasted Fennel, Sweet Potatoes & Pineapple
OR Vegetarian Option: Chickpea Indian Curry - Carrots, Cauliflower and Spinach

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