Wine, anyone?

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  1. Optimus-Crime

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    Looking for a good wine that would pair nicely with an Akaushi steak, but also some jumbo shrimp. Does such an elixir even exist? I'm leaning towards a more complex (and dry) Pinot but how that will pair with seafood I have no idea. Anyone with some general knowledge or better willing to help a brother out? Lethean and MattAY, I'm looking in your direction but I'd appreciate any help. UghRochester, I'm coming to you for the BBQ sauces.
     
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    Pinot Noir is actually pretty versatile and will work with both steak and shrimp. A white is preferable to shrimp, like a sauvignon blanc but pinot noir would be the next best thing if you want to go with a red. Beyond that I didn't know a whole lot else about how a Pinot Noir would pair so I did some searching and found out that if the shrimp is cooked with a cream sauce the pinot may not pair as well due tot he acidity and tannins.

    If you're okay having white and a red I'd recommend sauvignon blanc for the shrimp and a cabernet sauvignon for the steak. A cab is definitely recommended because with such a tender, fatty steak like Akaushi, the tannins in the cab can help cut through that.

    Even with BBQ sauce, those two should work out well.
     
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    I don't have anymore McRib sauce.
     
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    You came through. There will be no BBQ sauce however, thanks for nothing Ugh.
     
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    Our McDonald's didn't sell any McRibs last year. I couldn't get an overstocked gallon.
     
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    Well can you tell me what's really in the Big Mac's secret sauce? Lives are at stake. Not here, but somewhere I'm sure.
     
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    Sorry dude! I'm more of a whisky guy. And when I drink wine I just grab the cheap stuff - it all tastes similar to me.
     
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    I don't drink much alcohol nowadays but when I do, I am a sad, beer drinking individual.

    I'm not very good at wine or spirits.
     
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    I just go to grocery outlet and get the $5 wine with the coolest name.

    That's my pairing system.
     
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  10. De-Ting

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    Would you like some cheese with that wine? Some Green Bay cheese? Some Packers cheese?
     
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    I do the exact same thing!
     
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  12. Optimus-Crime

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    Ow... Unnecessary roughness :cry:
     
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