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Wine and Cheddar #355096 03/26/09 10:35 PM
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I really like cheddar cheese. What wine goes best with it?

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Greetings, winelvr!

I'm always hesitant to say "this one wine is the only one you should drink." What if I said "I really love port with cheddar" - and you hate port. Then, even if you tried cheddar and port, you would hate it.

So that being said, I love cheddar and we eat it all the time - either alone or on crackers. It's a cheese we always have a lot of in the fridge. I like it with pretty much every wine. I suppose I like it best with Shiraz and Chianti - reds that are spicy and fruity.


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Re: Wine and Cheddar [Re: Lisa Shea] #355101 03/27/09 07:10 AM
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You inspired me to go cut up some cheddar to finish off my Chianti with! It goes nicely.


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Re: Wine and Cheddar [Re: Lisa Shea] #355128 03/30/09 07:12 AM
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I like Shiraz, do you have any favorites?

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I try to keep drinking new wines all the time so I don't tend to develop favorites - but I do like the Greg Norman Shiraz.


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Re: Wine and Cheddar [Re: winelvr] #358616 05/24/12 01:48 AM
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Try to pair cabernet franc, champagne, or merlot with cheddar chess laugh

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Wine and cheese have gone hand in hand for centuries; however, with today’s ever increasing options for both wines and cheese the pairing decisions can be staggering. So, to take a lot of the guess work out of pairing, here is a handy guide to give you a starting point for pairing your favorite wines with soon-to-be favored cheese.

(Lisa's note - he didn't provide a link, which is just as well, as we would have considered it to be spam)

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Re: Wine and Cheddar [Re: winelvr] #359014 08/28/13 05:55 PM
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Don't guess, test. Spend a lot of time sipping wine with vairious cheeses until you figure out what you like.

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I agree completely, Peter. We all have different taste buds. No book or chart can tell us what will work best for our own tongue smile.


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Re: Wine and Cheddar [Re: winelvr] #359020 08/30/13 12:11 PM
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Amazing, someone agrees with me. smile

Re: Wine and Cheddar [Re: winelvr] #359025 08/30/13 09:45 PM
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LOL Peter I agree with you often!

Aren't we having absolutely gorgeous weather today? The hummingbirds are buzzing, the honeybees are floating around the plants, and life is lovely.


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Re: Wine and Cheddar [Re: winelvr] #359029 08/31/13 01:06 PM
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I won't disagree.

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ho ho ho.

It's another lovely day today. And my grey treefrog came back to keep me company! Very cool. He had been missing for a few days now.

Now to figure out what I'm doing for dinner. My boyfriend went off with friends, and I wanted to go to a local patio restaurant to write the final scene of my murder mystery. The scene will be set there. But I hate to take up a patio table on my own. So I'm writing all my local friends, trying to lure someone out.


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Re: Wine and Cheddar [Re: winelvr] #359038 09/01/13 05:34 PM
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I never want to go to the places in my murder mystery, and I sure don't want to run into the criminal again.

There are many writers who made a habit of filling a table with themselves and their writing tools, and if a potention customer finds that inconvenient: Though. Usually the management prefers to have a famous regular than some clown, who probably doesn't tip, come in off the street and get in the way of regulars. Or, to be succinct, just go there, if you want to.

I prefer to write far away from others and to create locations when I need them. The imagined ones always have things in the right places.

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Mine are fictional smile. So there's little chance (I hope!) of running into the actual culprits.

I did end up going alone - and then as it worked out, my boyfriend got free and came and joined me! And the live guitarist was fantastic. So it was a wonderful evening all around.

I love going to the actual place I'm writing about, and infusing the scene with the real world sights and smells and textures. I like bringing that real place alive for my readers.


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Re: Wine and Cheddar [Re: winelvr] #359043 09/04/13 09:00 PM
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I'll comment that these are for my modern day murder mysteries. I also write medieval novels and there I have to do most from memory or research. While I've been to England several times I can't just pop over to examine a scene. I have ten of those published so with those ten I had to do a lot of "inventing" of scenery.


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Re: Wine and Cheddar [Re: winelvr] #359048 09/04/13 09:54 PM
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"And the live guitarist was fantastic." The dead ones are seldom as good any more.

Even when I have been writing about settings that exist, I have had to fictionalize some bits. That may eventually annoy some readers, but tough. I'm not going to put a child molester in an address where there may be some perfectly fine people, to one extreme example.

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Just catching up, so strange you mention Cheddar, next week will be in Cheddar, at long last cheese is being made in Cheddar once again, they still store the cheese in the caves, gives it the extra strong taste, goes really well with most good reds.

As a footnote, only last week Silton the place lost is case to say cheese from Silton was made in Silton never has been, which one must find rather confusing.

Neil.

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Peter -

LOL I meant in comparison with a recorded guitarist, who could in fact be dead. Most restaurants around here have recorded music, not live music.

Yes, I agree if there's a "questionable person" involved it's a good idea to fictionalize the location they're in. I changed some business names in my novel for that reason.


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Re: Wine and Cheddar [Re: winelvr] #359106 10/26/13 06:07 PM
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Neil -

I looked that up, about the Stilton cheese, and that is extremely odd. You'd think that Stilton, which is in historical record as having made cheese in the past, could make the cheese now if they wanted to.


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Re: Wine and Cheddar [Re: winelvr] #359109 10/26/13 10:38 PM
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Yes, and I just remembered that one character in what I'm trying to finish now is a dead guitarist. She will also die in my story, but that's nothing, because of her present condition. At least she won't complain.

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Peter - are you writing a novel? Very neat! What style is it?


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Re: Wine and Cheddar [Re: winelvr] #359116 10/27/13 08:09 AM
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Lisa,
How Silton got its name, the cheese makers in the Bevoir Valley came up with this cheese, the merchants in London heard about it & asked for some to be sent to them.

The cheese was sent overland to the nearest stage coach which happen to be The Bell Inn in Silton, when the cheese arrived in London, the merchants liked it so much, but could not find who had sent it, only that it come on the York to London stage coach & was loaded in Silton, they presumed the cheese was made in Silton & the name has stuck ever since, the area the cheese comes from it now protected area & only silton made in that area cane be called silton, where as the village of Silton has to call its cheese by some other name.

Cheddar many years ago was made in Cheddar, but with modern chesse making this ceased & the cheese was made else where, the name was never protected as you can see by all the worlds versions of cheddar cheese. One company used to mature the real good cheese in the caves in Cheddar, pleased to say a small cheese maker has re stared making cheese in the village once again.

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Neil -

Very interesting - it's funny how things change over the years!

Maybe they should put little maps on the labels so we can see exactly where things are from.


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Re: Wine and Cheddar [Re: winelvr] #359127 10/29/13 07:58 AM
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How odd can this be, yesterday trying to catch up on wine consumed, one tried had a grape called Friulano, not having come across this before, did some checking, first thing to come up
Friulano- made of a Hard Cows Cheese from Canada ???

More reading & fine its really Sauvignon Vert, grown a lot in Chile, Italy calls it Friulano from the area the grape grows.

This is why I enjoy the studying & naturally trying wines, so much to learn about.

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I agree that it's fun to learn smile.

I also think labels should be clear, so someone in a wine shop doesn't have to research for hours smile.


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Originally Posted by Lisa Shea

I also think labels should be clear, so someone in a wine shop doesn't have to research for hours smile.


Clear labels!! What fun would that be? This reminded me that I wanted to find out what was in a particular lambec that had an uninformative labels, and now I don't recall the name, but I will try.

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I have lots of ways I have fun - making origami, going dancing, reading a good book. But being baffled in a wine store by obscure labels doesn't count!


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Anything which one can learn something each day & enjoy, must be fun.

As they what ever rocks your boat.


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goes well with Sherry Pinot Noir my choice

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i once tried with cabernet franc nice pairing

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cheese combination is good

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I agree.

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Sherry Pinot Noir


I was wondering what you meant. Cheddar will go well almost anything, including Sherry and Pinot Noir? Or something else.

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Port smile. Everything goes well with port smile.


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I don't know about "everything". Port goes well with lots of things, but it wouldn't go well with things that don't go with sweet things. I'll think about specific examples. But it's also a matter of personal preference; some people like sweet with sweet, while others would prefer to balance the flavor with something else.

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That's like saying there is something that doesn't go well with chocolate wink.


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True, but there probably is something that doesn't go well with chocolate. I will think about mismatches.

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