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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 887 times:

As much as I enjoy a cold beer or 12 with a burger ( Wink), I am currently enjoying some St Felicien cheese on a baguette with a nice bottle of Rodney Strong Merlot.

St Felicien is is lightly-rinded somewhat stinky soft cheese that doesn't taste all that bad on its own (that's a subjective topic, though), but paired with the correct wine, it explodes. Both the wine and the cheese taste so much different when taken together. yummy 

So, who else has a refined palate for this kinda stuff?

I am fortunate to live a mere stone's throw from one of the best wine and cheese stores in the US: The Wine & Cheese Cask. I figure, if I eat all this cheese, I can justify the need to drink as much red wine as I do.  tongue 


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User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20479 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 876 times:

What? No duck and pistachio pate to go with it? Heathen.  Wink


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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 860 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
No duck and pistachio pate to go with it?

Sounds good. Duck is my favorite dead animal.


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 856 times:

Quoting Logan22L (Thread starter):
paired with the correct wine, it explodes

I find curry and bran flakes has the same effect on me...


User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 854 times:

Quoting Logan22L (Thread starter):
stinky

'Aromatic' is the word  biggrin 

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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 839 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 4):
'Aromatic' is the word

OK, it's VERY aromatic, or somewhat stinky.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 832 times:

You could also try and combine some bitter chocolate with red wine. It would have to be decent bitter chocolate, of course.

Myself, I prefer white wine, and if I eat cheese with anything but bread, it's Tomme de Savoie with some blueberry jam.  yummy 



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User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 825 times:

Uh..ever been near any of the cheese shops at CDC? I love cheese..but it smelled as if something very big had died..."stinky" can apply  yuck 
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User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 818 times:

After a hard day of neonate wrangling nothing is nicer than bit of Clarendon Hills 2003 Brookman Vineyard Syrah along with some Easy Cheese (American) and crackers

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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 807 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 6):
You could also try and combine some bitter chocolate with red wine. It would have to be decent bitter chocolate, of course.

And decent red wine as well for best effect. Your ol' grocery-store Merlot or Zinfandel is just not going anywhere. I like it with a Charbono or Malbec or something fuerte like that.

I would live midway between the cheese counters at Fortnum & Mason and the wine regions of northern California but I buy more wine than cheese so I favor that end of the commute.



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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 809 times:

I appreciate a good cheese as much as anyone, I am fond of most goat varieties (Insert Gkirk joke). As the Bleu stuff goes a good gorgonzola works any day. I can handle Brie but I think the way some people treat it as the epitome of fine cheese is wrong. However, if you are going to go brie, go runny.


I am going to start a flamewar on wine here.

A $15/a bottle wine tastes about as good as an $150 bottle of wine, I have had both and I couldn't really tell the difference. If anything, I liked the cheaper one more. In fact, I rarely buy wine over $10 per bottle.

I won't go as low as the crap in the box though.. That is as strange as mixing perfectly good vodka with Tang.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 799 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 9):
And decent red wine as well for best effect.

I thought that was a matter of course?  Silly



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 793 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 10):
A $15/a bottle wine tastes about as good as an $150 bottle of wine, I have had both and I couldn't really tell the difference. If anything, I liked the cheaper one more. In fact, I rarely buy wine over $10 per bottle.

I agree completely. I don't buy the wine because the cost "says" taste. Some of the best Pinot Noirs I've ever had came out of the Willamette River Valley in Oregon. And they were about $15 a bottle at the vineyard.

There's an excellent vineyard - Mastantuano Wineries - in Atascadero, CA that has an excellent Cabernet for under $10 a bottle. The Muscat Canelli there is a triple gold winner.

Cheese paired with the right wine can't be beat. While I'm sure my palate isn't as refined as Mr. Logan's  silly  I appreciate a good red wine with a cheese or a nice chocolate. IMO, a less than quality wine will obviously ruin the experience. Best to choose carefully.


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 785 times:

I don't understand why more people don't have cheese and wine parties?

Most people like wine and the cheese with fruit and pickles is very filling and really delicious. Even beer and some cheeses go together.

In the UK people associate cheese and wine parties with school parents meetings. It doesn't have to be like that. It can be quite funky and gives the guests lots to talk about.

I'm not into stinky cheeses though.


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 781 times:

For those with a taste for such, Navarro Vinyards in Anderson Valley California produces some excellent sweet whites and once every three or four years a Late-Harvest Reisling that is like Baskin & Robbins 32nd flavor if only they knew it. Wonderful stuff! Do they have botryitis in northern California?


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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 767 times:

Quoting Ihadapheo (Reply 8):
After a hard day of neonate wrangling nothing is nicer than bit of Clarendon Hills 2003 Brookman Vineyard Syrah along with some Easy Cheese (American) and crackers

Is EasyCheese one of these "silly string" cans or what?  Wink

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 9):
And decent red wine as well for best effect. Your ol' grocery-store Merlot or Zinfandel is just not going anywhere. I like it with a Charbono or Malbec or something fuerte like that.

Just when I want to bash you, you show a nice degree of refinement. Bloody conservatives.  Wink

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 10):
I appreciate a good cheese as much as anyone, I am fond of most goat varieties (Insert Gkirk joke). As the Bleu stuff goes a good gorgonzola works any day. I can handle Brie but I think the way some people treat it as the epitome of fine cheese is wrong. However, if you are going to go brie, go runny.

I agree, I like my cheese like I like my women: runny. Gorganzola rocks. Fold it into pasta, baby spinach, garlic, onions and mushrooms, and everybody gets laid!

I am going to start a flamewar on wine here.

A $15/a bottle wine tastes about as good as an $150 bottle of wine, I have had both and I couldn't really tell the difference. If anything, I liked the cheaper one more. In fact, I rarely buy wine over $10 per bottle.

Close, Capt. I agree that some $100 bottles are only marginally better than some $20 bottles. I typically drink a $10/1.5 liter Shiraz on my "day-to-day" schedule. However, I have a bottle of Chateauneuf-de-Pape, Cuvee du Vatican, 2003 that cost $30 and was HIGHLY recommended to me. The next slinky biatch that looks at me sideways is gonna get half of it and all of me.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 12):
Cheese paired with the right wine can't be beat. While I'm sure my palate isn't as refined as Mr. Logan's

Pep, your palate isn't as refined as Deputy Dawg's.  Wink


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 727 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 10):
A $15/a bottle wine tastes about as good as an $150 bottle of wine, I have had both and I couldn't really tell the difference.

Bwahahahaha ! No offense but most French people (like me) can.
On the other hand I would be hard pressed to tell the difference between a nasty bourbon and vintage stuff so let's put that down to cultural differences.

back to topic, be sure to check out St Agur blue cheese with a nicey Medoc  Smile Mmmmmmm !

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User currently offlineNUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 713 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 10):
A $15/a bottle wine tastes about as good as an $150 bottle of wine, I have had both and I couldn't really tell the difference. If anything, I liked the cheaper one more. In fact, I rarely buy wine over $10 per bottle.

My cheese is orange and my wine comes out of a box  Smile

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