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    Default Nectarines and Wine

    We talked earlier about how this is a great year for nectarines. IMO-this is the best year for nectarines I have ever witnessed if not in recent memory. Tonight, I am drinking a low grade Sauvignon Blanc along with the aforementioned Nectarines....what a combo.

    The sweetness of the nectarines is not only bringing out the lighter citrus notes of the wine but also bringing out hints of honey. Honest to god this is like drinking honey nectar. Then after drinking the wine and getting the semi tartness it brings-the sweetness of the nectarines is totally enhanced to the 10th degree. Almost tastes like a mango.

    For you white wine fans- this is a fantastic pairing. I am not a big enough connoisseur to recommend a cheese with this but I would think a soft brie or maybe a mild white cheddar would pair incredibly.

    Would love for someone to put this to the test.
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    I'll try, hip. At the moment we've got plenty of both in the house.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    btw.... I'd probably do a creamier style goat cheese. We have a nice Laura Chenel in the cheese box which is heaven with Sauv. blanc, and might soften up and play well with the sweet nectarine. I may try your picks too.... sounds gooood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTTo VoN BLoTTo View Post
    I'll try, hip. At the moment we've got plenty of both in the house.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    btw.... I'd probably do a creamier style goat cheese. We have a nice Laura Chenel in the cheese box which is heaven with Sauv. blanc, and might soften up and play well with the sweet nectarine. I may try your picks too.... sounds gooood.
    Please post your results. Youre cheese sounds like it will be a fantastic choice.
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    How about nectarines and beer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinkrat View Post
    How about nectarines and beer?

    Sure! I'd try a nice hefeweizen.

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    GESCOM: it's never too early to start beefing up your obituary!

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    ges - I've never had that! We just finished off a pack of Duvel at home. I'll give that a try next time I'm make a Beverage Warehouse run...which will be soon since I want to buy some Speakeasy Prohibition Ale.

    Just looked up the price; $16.99 for a pack for 4. Ouch! It looks like BevMo has 1 750ml bottle for $9.99, so I'm better off paying $17 for the 4-pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annapurna View Post
    ges - I've never had that! We just finished off a pack of Duvel at home. I'll give that a try next time I'm make a Beverage Warehouse run...which will be soon since I want to buy some Speakeasy Prohibition Ale.

    Just looked up the price; $16.99 for a pack for 4. Ouch! It looks like BevMo has 1 750ml bottle for $9.99, so I'm better off paying $17 for the 4-pack.
    Kat isn't all that high on beer and drinks it very infrequently... like only whenever we go to the Belgian pub by our pad out here in Claremont.

    what she WILL drink leans towards the Hefs. this one is a little sweeter on the finish, but she digs it. Ketel has had it as well and she liked it... and she'll drink a variety of beer.

    i've taken to starting with this one and then farting around the menu trying to get progressively more bitter until i'm plowed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rinkrat View Post
    How about nectarines and beer?

    Don't fruit the beer!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by Annapurna View Post
    Sure! I'd try a nice hefeweizen.

    On a hot afternoon, that sounds great. A rainy, cool day... think I'd throw some fresh whipped cream on the nectarines and hit an IPA, or maybe a blonde belgian with a hint of spice.

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    So I did try the match, Hip. Unfortunately..... they were the worst nectarines we've had all season. Much too hard and underripe. However, the occasional sweet-ish bite DID indeed expose a nice tropical sweetness in the sauv. blanc, and the other unripe bites brought forward a more stony minerality resembling a more old-world style wine. The bottle was called "Pomelo", and was pretty good at 9 bucks. I think Wine Spectator just gave it 88-points, which is respectable at that price point. The goat cheese was great with this, btw.

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