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Urgent! Can i substitute left over (flat) sparkling wine for dry white - i'm steaming clams with butter, garlic, etc...

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Nancy is a food writer, historian, and author of many books, her most recent being The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. She also raises olives and makes oil in Tuscany, providing firsthand experience for her forthcoming book about olive oil.

added 4 months ago
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If it's a dry sparkling wine, yes, absolutely. Be careful however with any sweet sparklies--Asti spumante is notoriously sweet. Any champagne not categorized as "brut" will be on the sweet side. Delicious on their own, these wines will clash quite horribly with clams, garlic, etc.

Erica added 4 months ago

Thank you! It turned out well!

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