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Dinner Party Pairing?

Kevin and I enjoy hosting parties. Tomorrow night we’re hosting our first dinner party where family isn’t invited and we’re not firing up the grill for burgers. I’ve got an antique drop leaf table that seats anywhere from 2 to 12 and I can’t wait to load up the leaves. We’re going with an autumn theme:

  • Basic tossed salad with your choice of dressing
  • Carmelized apples and pork chops
  • Red Roasted potatoes
  • Iowa Corn pudding
  • Pumpkin & wheat breads
  • Marble cupcakes (it’s also Kevin’s birthday party) displayed in a cupcake tree
  • Cinnamon apple raisin bread pudding
  • Paradise pumpkin pie (pumpkin pie with a kick)

DinnerpartyWe’ll have hot mulled cider available in the crockpot on our bar, as well as every possible cocktail and my new favorite martini – Sangriatinis. We’re also serving herbed chicken with a side of marinara for some of our more picky eaters who might stay away from the pork chops.

While we excel at entertaining, we don’t have a very great track record for food and wine pairing. With this menu, I’m really leaning towards a Reisling, but my instincts are usually dead wrong on this sort of thing. So we’re taking suggestions!  Let me know what sort of wine you’d pair with this menu.

The solution? Our neighborhood wine professional, JP, suggested some wonderful wines.

  • With dinner: 2004 Handley Gewurtztraminer, Anderson Valley, CA
  • With dessert: 2005 Dry Creek Vineyards Dry Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg, CA

In other news, I have a convoluted post about Kentucky shipping laws that I’m slowly working through. My state is stupid. I’ll try to get that post worked out so that it makes sense (right now it makes about as much sense as the laws themselves) and post it eventually.

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