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03-30-2004, 04:45 PM
In two weeks, my husband and I are having friends over for the Mushroom Lasagna which I got from this board. What kind of wine would be best served with this dish? Thanks.
03-30-2004, 05:49 PM
I am definitely NOT one of those who only pair white wine with fish/chicken and beef with red. I say drink whatever kind you like! I think a very nice Chianti goes well with Lasagna (of any type!)
P.S. I don't drink white wine at all! :D
03-30-2004, 05:54 PM
I have to say that unless it is champagne(like), I don't usually drink white either...and I eat a lot of fish :p
I'm not familiar with the lasagna, but if you want something lighter, I'd do a pinot noir.
If you want something robust, I'd do a Chianti or a Sangiovese.
If you like sweeter wines (DH only drinks white zin ...and that is like pulling teeth :rolleyes: ) there are lots of sweeter sparkly wines that may work...guewertz. or reislings...but I'd do a chianti or at the least, a cabernet....but that's just me :D
03-30-2004, 05:59 PM
Mushrooms and pasta generally suggest pinot noir to me, so that would be my choice. (Or maybe I just look for opportunities to drink pinot noir. Or drink and eat mushrooms.;)
03-30-2004, 06:16 PM
Being familiar with the recipe(DW and I love it and it's on the menu for this week), I would suggest a nice slightly dry Chardonnay. We are fond of the Chilean wines, Concha Y Tora in particular, very inexpensive. Another chardonnay we like is La Crema. However, I have had a good Cab/merlot blend because that's my wine of choice. I agree that you should drink what you like, but if you're open to a white, then this dish goes well with it. I would also suggest watching your cooking time on the lasagna, and see if the second oven cooking time might be too long for you. Good eating!
03-30-2004, 06:42 PM
Mushrooms are earthy, so you want a wine with earthy notes. To me, this dish just begs for Chianti!
03-30-2004, 09:48 PM
Wnenever I hear that a dish is heavy in mushrooms I head out for a good Pinot Noir! Te perfect match for mushrooms!!
03-31-2004, 02:47 PM
A nice Valpolicella would also be good. Not too heavy.
04-01-2004, 09:15 PM
Have you made your decision yet? I've changed my vote to Pinot Noir too.
04-05-2004, 06:58 AM
Pinot Noir, of course. Thanks. I was really stumped.
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