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Dessert wine to pair with Raspberry Custard Cups?

Does anyone have any suggestions for a dessert wine to pair with Raspberry Custard Cups? Thanks!
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asked by pamelalee over 1 year ago

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Nancy

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added over 1 year ago

I would suggest either a good dry Champagne or a Riesling.
If those are not to taste, or you want more ideas, see this fun chart:
http://www.winedin.com...

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added over 1 year ago

Definitely not a dry Champagne. Try a demi-sec.

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Nancy

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added over 1 year ago

To CV and those who agreed with the recommendation of demi-sec champagne.
Recommended the dry champagne both to complement the fruit and to offset the (substantial) sugar in the raspberry custard.
Why do y'all say definitely not dry, and yes recommend demi-sec instead?
Looking to learn/understand more.

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Maedl

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added over 1 year ago

I wouldn’t serve a dry Champagne with a dessert because the sweetness of the dessert would make the Champagne taste sour.

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Nancy

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added over 1 year ago

Margie -
Thanks for that explanation.
Now I'm tempted - for a special occasion - to make the raspberry custard cups and do a side-by-side tasting of the two champagnes.

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Maedl

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added over 1 year ago

Tasting side by side would be a great way to understand how the flavors influence each other. Although I think you could just taste a good dry white wine with something sweet and get the same lesson for less money!

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Nancy

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added over 1 year ago

Again, Maedel/Margie...thanks, this time for the less expensive taste test idea.

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PHIL

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added over 1 year ago

Sauternes

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Maedl

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added over 1 year ago

I might give Moscato d’Asti a try. It is lightly sparkling and I think would pair nicely with fruit. If you can find a Spätlese Riesling, that might also be good. If you want to spend a lot of money, I’d try an Eiswein.

Or, I don’t know how “approved” this idea would be, but I might also try adding raspberry liqueur to a sparkling wine--something on the order of Kir royale.

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added over 1 year ago

Demi-sec Champagne, sparkling Vouvray or Auslese Riesling from Germany

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pierino

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added over 1 year ago

As it's a custard I'd be inclined to go with a good aged Port wine, not a tawny port.

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PHIL

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added over 1 year ago

Nobody likes my Sauternes idea? A little pricing but special .

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Nancy

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added over 1 year ago

Dear Little Boy Blue, I mean Phil,
All of us want our ideas to be liked.
But absence of comments doesn't mean no one likes.
So, for the record, Sauternes, though pricey, is indeed a lovely wine to go with desserts.
Or even IN them (see Alice Waters recipe for Olive Oil Sauternes Cake:
http://www.minnesotamonthly...

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PHIL

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added over 1 year ago

Thanks Nancy, I feel better now

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