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post #1 of 5
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What is the best wine to go with a dish that is served with wild Mushrooms? I would like to do something special for my wife but have no idea how to pick a wine.

Thanks for any help :)

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post #2 of 5
a little more information, what is the main course, what sort of seasonings? do you have a strong preference for red or white?

post #3 of 5
Not knowing what you are preparing it's hard to say.But with that that said,wild mushrooms love Pinot Noirs.
post #4 of 5
I'll chime in with a suggestion for a medium body red, like a shiraz or a decent chianti. But about a year or so ago I prepared a wild mushroom and chicken quiche, primary herb was tarragon, and it went very well with a chardonnay that was a bit more 'oaky' than I usually like but it was a nice accent to the earthiness of the 'shrooms.

[Wandering off topic alert!]

I'm sitting here, sipping on a glass of merlot from a box, Corbett Canyon. Nothing special, it isn't that bad for a cheap box wine, just the sort of thing when you want a sip or two for no particular reason at all. The wine is sitting just to my left. Off to my right are various computers, network boxes, tangles of cables and related support hardware. It represents a decent amount of computing power to support various domains, web pages, mailing lists, forums and such that I manage.

Why do I mention this? I have the hardware, the software and the knowledge to implement a nice little database of wines - what I drank, when, with what food, notes, etc. But all I can say in response to the question about wine with mushrooms is that I once had some that was good. That's a lot of help.

Perhaps in the cold and snowy winter months to come I'll start working on writing up at least some basic tasting notes, instead of relying on what little is left of my memory.

Food nourishes my body.  Cooking nourishes my soul.
Food nourishes my body.  Cooking nourishes my soul.
post #5 of 5
I found a very nice article on tasting wines, it tells you exactly how to taste a wine and how to determine whether it is good or not. Regardless what you are looking to prepare, that should be a nice help to tell whether your wine is of quality or not. I would also suggest a red wine with wild mushrooms, by the way, even though usually I like white a little better. :)
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