A question about a recipe: Game Hens with Roasted Grape Mostarda

I have a question about the recipe "Game Hens with Roasted Grape Mostarda" from meganvt01. wine pairing for this dish?

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Samantha Weiss Hills
Samantha Weiss Hills November 25, 2015

Are you planning to serve red? I think Pinot Noir would do well here!

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ChefJune
ChefJune November 25, 2015

So glad you asked this question or I might have missed this recipe! Now I can scarcely wait to make it myself.
I would prefer a Burgundian style Pinot Noir with these babies. That would probably mean one from Burgundy itself, or perhaps Oregon. Many California Pinots are too fruit forward to really compliment this dish best. Actually, one from the Loire, or a Loire Cab Franc would go well, too.

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Samantha Weiss Hills
Samantha Weiss Hills November 25, 2015

You are speaking my language, ChefJune.

Caroline Clark
Caroline Clark November 25, 2015

Sounds great! Thanks for the quick responses!

Leslie Stephens
Leslie Stephens November 25, 2015

This dish is so wonderful! And what's better than pairing grapes with grapes?? I'm going to be serving orange wine at my own table—an Italian one like one made by Paulo Bea, Lamoresca, or Panevino (if you can find one!) would be delicious here! Otherwise, you can't go wrong with a pinot noir as Sam and ChefJune suggested!

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sydney
sydney November 25, 2015

...or a 'big' white like Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne or a Rhone white blend; or a Chardonnay done in a properly oaked style; or a good Chenin Blanc; or Gamay (red); or any dry rosé (!); or a quality, good-value sparkler like Cava or Crémant -- this dish and Thanksgiving gives so many options! I've even sold a just off-dry, medium-bodied white blend and people have loved it with Thanksgiving meals.

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