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WHICH WINE TO SERVE WITH GROUSE AND PHESANT??

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  1. yukon_870

    yukon_870 Member

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    Will be haveing some friends over during Christmas week to dine on the bounty of grouse and phesant that we took during the early part of the hunting season and was wondering what wine would go best with our wild game feast? Any suggestions??
     
  2. oletymer

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    A nice Zinfandel or merlot works for me. white wines are for liberal.
     
  3. HSLDS

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    If you want to try something a bit unique might I suggest you look at Malbecs?

    There are some spectacular ones out of S. America - I am looking at an Argentinian one right now - Rodolfo, but there are many good ones.

    I think they are perhaps the best class of reds to serve with game - but that's just my opinion...

    Merry Christmas.
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Honestly I don't think you can beat a good beer with this kind of food - guess I am a real red neck. Ice cold pilsner ...
     
  5. W.P.T.

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    Ripple or Blue Nun ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  6. Scott Johnson

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    Not sure with the grouse & pheasant, but Rodney Strong Merlot is some mighty fine and smooth wine, only problem with it is the bottles seem too small, LOL. Scott
     
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    If you can get it, a nice local homemade wine is always good with wild game. I prefer a concord red.jmho Bill
     
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    I like a full bodied Red, Malbec, Merlot, Cab, Meritage, Cab Franc, Chianti, etc, etc.

    I've never seen Pheasant or Grouse served with anything different from a medium to full bodied Red in Europe, for what that is worth.
     
  9. Bob_K

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    With game meats like that I would tend to a dry red wine such as a Merlot or Pinot Noir. The South Island of New Zealand produces some excellent Pinot Noir - Malbough region or even better is the Central Otago region.
     
  10. stokinpls

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    Mad Dog '44.

    or

    Boone's Farm, if you want white.
     
  11. shooterIII

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    Google is your friend. Just google, wine and pheasant or wine and grouse.

    Walla you have an answer.
     
  12. Jawhawker

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    Another vote for Mad Dog.

    If you ain't a good cook, whiskey.
     
  13. Grumpy Bear

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    Another vote for: Rodney Strong Merlot, 1996 is the best year.
    : Any other Merlot or Chianti
    Merry Christmas to ALL !!!
     
  14. Scott Johnson

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    Dang 1996........I just bought 8 bottles on sale and I think they were all 2009. Scott
     
  15. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Pinto Noir is a lighter non sweet red that goes well with game birds.
     
  16. shannon391

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    Cakebread, if you can find it.
     
  17. Trapshooter

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    MerrrrrrrLot. Lol
     
  18. GrubbyJack

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    T.J. Swann wine

    Mellow Days, Easy Nights, Magic Moments, and Tickled Pink

    go with the Tickled Pink, women love it...
     
  19. blackfoot

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    A good Oregon Pinot- it's a great lighter bodied red wine that is perfect with upland game birds.
     
  20. firedawg

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    try one of the 3 famous jewish whines mogan david, manishevitz or i wannaa go to
    florida. LOL
    john
     
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