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I’d go for an Argentinean wine. They are the best together with the Chilean. Try either a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Malbec.
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The best thing to do is to ask her and ask what she likes for wine. The worst thing is to buy a nice bottle and end up having both of you guys hating it.

The most romantic wine is Champagne. It is a great wine for celebration, fun to drink and goes well with food as well as well with hot tub/fire place and all those activities. Honestly, if you want to try Champagne, I would spend the money to get something nicer – at least something in $40-50’s range (include Taittinger or Krug) but may be something better (Dom Perignon $140, La grande Dame $150). You can get them at better price at Sam’s or Costco’s, but you should consider spending money at least for one time.

As for Zinfandel, here’s the scoop. Zinfandel is a type of grape grown primarily in California. Two types of wines are created from Zinfandel – White Zinfandel and Red Zinfandel (typically known only as Zinfandel) You need to know which type of Zinfandel she likes.

White Zinfandel is a rose wine or pink wine, started at Sutter Home in 70’s. It is a sweet simple fruity wine that is not very overpowering. It is relatively cheap and available from various wineries such as Kendall Jackson, Sutter Home, etc. for $10-15.

Red Zinfandel is a dark red wine, medium in body, and fill with fruit flavor – lots of berry and plum, with a touch of spiciness. Over past few years, California tend to make Zinfandel with ihgher alcohol content, up to 14-15% now (normally for wine 12.5-13.8%). My favorite brands of Zinfandel include Rosenfel (various types, including cheap Cuvee $12, other single vineyard Zinfandel costing $20-30, very highly rated and wonderful to drink) and Ridge (various vineyard also, personal favorite is Lytton Spring $30).

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Pick up a few bottles of Italian prosecco…. chill well, serve in flutes and, my GI friend, Bacco will tell you (both) what to do after a few glasses. The rest of the bottles of prosecco will help keep your throats from drying out throughout the evening.


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Night Train! lol no on a serious note Kendal Jackson Cabernet is wonderful.


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What are some wine substitutes to use when cooking?
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One of the reasons why alcohol is used in cooking is that certain flavor compounds are alcohol soluble, but not water soluble. Alcohol substitutes aren't going to liberate those alcohol soluble flavors. Your dish will not be identical to the original recipe, but it will still be lovely.

When you decide what to use to substitute for the wine, think about what the wine is in the dish for.

If it is to provide acidity in a marinade, fruit juice may be a good substitute. If you substitute juice, it’s going to add a great deal of sweetness to the dish. You might do part juice and part red wine or rice vinegar if you don't want additional sweetness.

If the wine is to add needed (and flavorful) moisture in a dish, I'd use stock. Any kind of stock – vegetable, chicken, beef, veal, you name it. But don’t use bullion from cubes – it will over salt your dish. Don't have any stock? Use water - it won't add any flavor to the dish, but it won't hurt the flavors that are already there.

If wine is called for to deglaze a pan, again, I'd use some stock that would compliment the dish.

Happy eating to you!


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Depending on the dish, any kind of stock, chicken, beef, vegetable, could be substituted. The wine usually adds some flavor, but in some dishes it actually tenderizes the meats.
But like Emerel always says, “This aint rocket science” So just substitute anything for the wine…even water ,depending on the recipe
Good luck, oh..and BabBaBaBAMMMMMM!!!!


Should I keep bottled wine in a wine cooler or in a dry place to store it?
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If you are talking storage, keep it in the basement, out of the light, and dry. Make sure it is laying on its side, and try not to move them very much.

In the cooler go the whites you will drink over the next two weeks, or the reds you will drink in the next 5-7 days.


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First of all, alcohol doesn’t steam out of anything however it will burn off if caught on fire.
I recommend a non alcoholic wine. I don’t drink either and use alchohol free wine.


Should I keep bottled wine in a wine cooler or in a dry place to store it?
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The location should have good humidity and a temperature around 55 degrees.

Store with the wine touching the cork so the cork will not dry out.

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