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What to serve w/ shrimp and grits?


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What to serve w/ shrimp and grits?

jonasblank | May 4, 2007 12:38 PM

I'm preparing an old New Orleans staple, a gouda-inflected shrimp and grits, for a dinner party tomorrow. I have a really nice, albeit young, Storybook Mountain Zinfandel I was planning to serve with it, on the theory that the fruit and general boldness of the zin will pair well with the bacon and cheese of the shrimp and grits (I do not envision preparing the dish particularly spicy; there will be several kinds of bell peppers but nothing hotter than that).

BUT, as I know not everyone enjoys zin, and I want to provide plenty of variety, any other thoughts on what might pair well? The most obvious thing that came to mind was another blunt-force type of wine like California chardonnay, but I was hoping to find something with a bit more subtlety. Ideas I considered included a fuller-fruited red Burgundy, or a Chateaunneuf du Pape, or perhaps some kind of a white.....

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