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Discussion in 'Pairing Food and Wine' started by nev.a, Aug 25, 2018.
What is the best red wine to poach pears with? I'll be using a shallow oven dish.
I've never made poached pears but I found this website. Let me know if it helps
Do you want the wine to be served as a sauce at the end, or are you just using the pears themselves?
The cheapest one is the best one.
The general rule is if the wine is not good enough to drink, its not good enough to cook with. I have seen poached pears made with everything from dessert wines to big dry wines and everything in between. Its all a matter of preference. I find the "lighter" varietals tend to cooperate better with the spices and flavors of the dish. But, again, that's my preference. Some like the flavors produced when dry wines are met with the spices and sugars.
Knowing the details of your recipe would allow for more specific suggestions in terms of wine.
Looks like the Zinfandel is a popular option. I'll give this one a try. Thank you!
Glad to help
If you put some whole spices and vanilla beans in it you can reduce it as a sauce after they are poached. Take the spices out before you boil it down. Add some butter at the end if you want.
That sounds delicious!