is there a wine lover out there?!

Question: Is there a wine lover out there?
which of these red wines is the better wine to use in cooking dinner?
which of these red wines is the better wine to serve with dinner?
bay bridge merlot,
bay bridge cabernet sauvignon,
woodbridge cabernet sauvignon,
copper moon moonlight harvest shiraz

i have a bottle of each and want to use one for cooking a beef dish and one for drink with the dinner. and i am not a wine person so i'm clueless! :)
anyone out there good with wine?
thank you!


I would use the merlot , it makes a good sauce when cooked with the beef....

By all means, use the merlot to cook with. Here's how I make mine:

1 Reynolds oven bag
1/4 C. plus 2 tbsp. flour
1 lb. lean stew beef
1 can Italian stewed tomatoes
1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1-1/2 C. water
1/3 C. merlot wine
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 bay leaves
2 large potatoes peeled and cubed
1-1/2 C. sliced carrots
1 large celery rib cut in 5 pieces

Shake 2 tbsp. flour in oven bag and place in a 9x13 pan.
Toss cubed beef in bowl with 1/4 C. flour to coat.
To oven bag, add: stewed tomatoes, onion mix, water, wine, and pepper. Squeeze bag to blend.
Add bay leaf, vegetables, and beef. Turn bag over to coat and arrange in even layer.
Tie bag and cut 6 slits in top to allow steam to escape.
Bake at 350 for 45-60 min.'s until beef is tender.

Either cab would be fine to serve with dinner. Cheers!

For me, if I won't drink it I won't cook with it. Just a matter of personal taste but why use bad wine to cook with? I do like Merlot the best but a good shiraz is fine too.

The consumer Foods information on is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions.
The answer content post by the user, if contains the copyright content please contact us, we will immediately remove it.
Copyright © 2007 FoodAQ - Terms of Use - Contact us - Privacy Policy

Food's Q&A Resources