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Birthday dinner wine pairing help

Transplant_DK | Nov 5, 201111:42 PM

In the process of planning a 50th birthday dinner and I'm lost on the wine pairings.

Here's the menu (hubbie's choices--it's his bday) so far:

Some kind of before dinner drinks (no wine) and nibbles
Scallops with thyme butter and chili
Creole shrimp and crawfish bisque (creamy)
Smoked chicken "leg" with smoked chicken rillettes, apple and cranberry chutney
Salad with roasted beets, goat cheese, walnuts, dressing with a bit of orange
Tenderloin with green peppercorn sauce and potato something or another (souffle type)
Cheese plate of assorted local (Danish) cheeses, plus a few favorite French "artisan" cheeses
Some kind of small dessert bites--not sure which, but likely to include chocolate

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, it's easier for me to get European wines than American ones, although some of the bigger US vineyards are represented here (usually ones that are on the cheap end in the US, however).

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