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Wine for Bison Meat


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#1 Shel_B

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:36 PM

I was thinking along the lines of a Pinot Noir or Merlot, or perhaps a Malbec. Are these reasonable choices with a buffalo meatloaf? Other thoughts?

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:34 PM

I'd be looking to those too. Well, pinot noir and merlot, at least. And probably--I haven't had much American wine--moreso the French stuff than the Australian. Our wine is a bit big and jammy. I mean, I haven't had a lot of buffalo--a bit, yeah--but I'm thinking of other mild, red meat that has a close-enough flavour profile not to matter, such as blesbok and impala and wallaby. A big shiraz or zin would murder it.

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#3 Shel_B

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:26 PM

I'd be looking to those too. Well, pinot noir and merlot, at least. And probably--I haven't had much American wine--moreso the French stuff than the Australian. Our wine is a bit big and jammy. I mean, I haven't had a lot of buffalo--a bit, yeah--but I'm thinking of other mild, red meat that has a close-enough flavour profile not to matter, such as blesbok and impala and wallaby. A big shiraz or zin would murder it.


Yeah, I, too, was thinking that "big" would be a little too much.

.... Shel


#4 Keith Orr

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:30 AM

Buffalo is much like good grass fed beef in my mind. It's not as gamy as venison or elk or even a nice hangar steak.

I don't know what brands/styles you normally drink, but I find I generally prefer good wines from lesser vintages when buying California wines. They're usually not as ripe and overblown (my opinion & preference).

A nice Cote du Rhone Village won't break the bank and they're really a versatile wine - in this case something from either the north or the south would work well.