Which wine would go best with a meal of chicken cordon bleu, broccoli, and salad? I have a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and a bottle of Chardonnay which of these is a better pairing?

asked 14 Oct '09, 15:42

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Having a french mother and growing up with wines I feel semi-qualified to answer your question smile. I would definitely pair the Sauvignon Blanc with your chicken cordon bleu. I believe that this particular wine will blend with the flavors of your food much better than with the Chardonnay. Ideally a Riesling would go best with this particular menu but the Sauvignon is a good choice also.


answered 14 Oct '09, 16:27

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Just what you need - different opinions! I would probably select the Chardonnay, as the richness of the whine would go well with the richness of the chicken. Here's another idea - since wine choices eventually boil down to what you like, perhaps try both with the meal. If you are serving to a group of people, you could serve both, and start a lively discussion about what people prefer.

With wine,there are rarely absolutely right answers, but some scenarios are more likely to work out. You are probably fine with either.


answered 15 Oct '09, 05:27

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I would also possibly recommend an ausslesse (sp) wine something that is semi sweet, but not overly tart.


answered 14 Oct '09, 19:36

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Reislings should do the trick. Semi dry reisling goes down well with cordon's. We use maple ham and swiss cheese and the wine pairs very nice with it.


answered 15 Oct '09, 15:54

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I would go with a nice dry Chardonnay. That style of wine goes with most chicken dishes and will enhance the flavor when you wash it down with the nectur from the gods.


answered 15 Oct '09, 16:02

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I would think anything sparkling, something with bubbles would go well with the fattiness of the chicken. plus light is always better with chicken.


answered 15 Oct '09, 16:13

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Just another idea - gewurztraminer. You have to pay through the nose for a good gewurztraminer from Alsace, but I bought a reasonably priced Chilean version recently. The spicy aroma would certainly complement the menu quoted. Unfortunately, when I went back for more it was sold out!


answered 16 Oct '09, 15:52

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The best answer here is: Drink what you like! Wine pairing is highly subjective and listing the varietal alone is not enough information to make a good match. Chardonnay ranges from subtle, un-oaked Chablis all the way to oaky, full bodied California Chardonnay that hardly goes well with anything. Sauvignon Blanc can be a huge range of styles. I wouldn't pair a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with the same food you would pair with a Sancerre. If it tastes good to you then, it's the right match.


answered 18 Oct '09, 17:05

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