Red Wine?

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  1. psimon

    psimon Will travel for turkey legs!

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    When a recipe calls for "red wine" when roasting a chuck roast, what kind of red wine is it referring to?

    Thanks!

    ---Paul in Southern NJ
     
  2. MaryLovesPoohBear

    MaryLovesPoohBear DIS Veteran

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    I use a Cabernet Sauvignon.

    It makes for a really nice reduction.
     
  3. grumbleworts

    grumbleworts Cooking with Character - A Disney food blog

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    I've used Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot - but the best I've used was Lambrusco. It made a delicious roast!
     
  4. NYCgrrl

    NYCgrrl DIS Veteran

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    I use any dry red wine that's cheap.
    Here's a guideline from Bon Appetit:

    "...many of our recipes calls for dry red wine, and in general, that includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz/Syrah, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Franc".

    When I want a generic sweeter wine I tend to opt for fortified wines such a Marsala, Port, or Madiera.
     
  5. greeneeyes

    greeneeyes Mouseketeer

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    Something that you would drink, if it tastes bad out of a glass then it will taste bad in your dish. I usually use a Pinot Noir as that is what we drink, some for the dish and the rest for dinner. Same goes for white wine too
     

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