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Wine Wednesday: Celebrating National Soup Week

By Carrie Becker in Food on Jan 20, 2010 7:00PM

We may have made it into the thirties this week but its still pretty fricking cold. Good thing its National Soup week. Here are a few suggestions for keeping you doubly toasty:

Belly Shack's Hot and Sour Soup with hominy, chicken and cilantro
Wine Pairing: A nice bright, zesty and acidic Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Riesling or Gruner Veltlineir
We Like: Gruner 2008 by Etz Kamptal (Austria)

Miso Soup (check back tomorrow from a post by Megan Tempest about this wonder soup)
Wine Pairing: To match in body, a mildly oaked Chardonnay. Also, the musty umami flavor would pair nicely with a big plum or cherry filled, earthy Pinot Noir.
We Like: La Crema 2007 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Chuck Sudo's Mock Turtle Soup filled with sirloin, oxtail, veal and loads of herbs
Wine Pairing: Since this is a very savory soup, with a nice citrus complement. We'd recommend a blended red, like a Syrah/Cabernet
We Like: Vina Robles 2007 RED4 (Paso Robles) (Petite Syrah, Syrah, Tannat and Touriga)

Spring's Lemongrass and Coconut Soup with prawn dumplings, Thai chili, shaved shiitake, kaffir lime
Wine Pairing: A bright Pinot Gris to cut through some of the sweetness of the coconut or an acidic Sauvignon Blanc with some fruit on the finish
We Like: Stone Paddock Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2006 (New Zealand)