What types of wine are good for beef pot roast?

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  1. 63dot macrumors 603

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    I know "reds" are generally good, right?

    What about using a white wine or a white zinfandel for a red meat roast?

    Is this unusual, or ALWAYS a wrong thing to do?

    And conversely, can you use a red wine while cooking chicken?

    Any recipes of non-red wine with pot roast, or red wine with chicken are MUCH appreciated. I have always been curious.

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. itcheroni macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that is the most amazing thing I have seen for an interactive website. Much of what I thought was true was shattered. Whenever anybody ever tells me how simple it is, I will refer them to this site. :)

    Thank you.
     
  4. Scuall macrumors newbie

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    Just look up any recipe for Beef Bourguignon (sp?) or a German Sauerbraten. I highly recommend using a bold red for the beef, something bold and complex which will really increase the flavor. The general rule of thumb is to cook with a wine you would drink (always very classy to also serve the wine that you are cooking with). Obviously use discretion, because unless you have unlimited income, I wouldn't crack open a 40-year old Bourdeaux to cook with.

    I've used a red with chicken before, IMO it depends on the type of sauce you're using as you may be discoloring a light or cream sauce.

    As far as white's with beef... I wouldn't do it, but there are no concrete rules to cooking. As long as the taste is there, you're on the right track.
     
  5. millerj123 macrumors 6502a

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    Haha. I've done that before. I had an opened red, and thawed chicken. I decided to give it a shot. The taste was great but the purple chicken was not very appetizing.

    I think it would've worked just fine if I had just used the red for a sauce, and not to cook the chicken in.

    So, we need everything green for St. Patrick's day, is there any holiday for purple?
     
  6. itcheroni macrumors 6502a

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    You're welcome. Wines are so varied that it isn't simply enough for you to say you're cooking chicken, but how you're cooking that chicken. It's a shame I don't really like alcohol or else I'd be really into wine.
     

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