Pairing of the Day: April 2009

Every day, we spotlight a wine that pairs beautifully with a F&W recipe.


April 30, 2009Roasted Herb Chicken with Morels and Watercress Salad
Pairing: A Sonoma Chardonnay. Try the 2007 LIOCO or 2007 Chateau St. Jean.

April 29, 2009Spanish Mackerel Escabèche
Pairing: A tart white wine, such as an Australian Riesling. Try the lime-zesty 2008 Yalumba Y Series or the minerally 2008 Kilikanoon Mort’s Block Watervale.

April 28, 2009Lemony Quinoa Salad with Shaved Vegetables
Pairing: A bright, citrus-packed Sauvignon Blanc. Try the 2008 Palliser Estate.

April 27, 2009Cabbage, Kielbasa and Rice Soup
Pairing: A fresh, herbal Austrian Grüner Veltliner. Try the 2007 Hirsch Heiligenstein Kammern/Kamptal.

April 24, 2009Paprika-Rubbed Tenderloin with Citrus-Mustard Butter
Pairing: A spicy Australian Shiraz. Try the 2006 Penley Estate Hyland or 2005 Nick Faldo.

April 23, 2009Roasted Whole Red Snapper
Pairing: A bright, citrusy Sauvignon Blanc. Try the 2007 Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc.

April 22, 2009Smoky Ham-and-Corn Chowder
Pairing: A rich, toasty Chardonnay. Try the 2006 Beringer Napa Valley.

April 21, 2009Grilled Beef-Tenderloin Skewers with Red-Miso Glaze
Pairing: An earthy Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Try the berry-inflected 2006 Argyle or the velvety 2006 Benton Lane.

April 20, 2009Chickpeas and Swiss Chard in Parmesan and Sun-Dried-Tomato Broth
Pairing: A spicy, medium-bodied Tuscan red. Try the 2006 Monte Antico.

April 17, 2009Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Almond-Mint Pesto
Pairing: A Cabernet Sauvignon. Try the 2005 Beringer Private Reserve or 2006 Beringer Knights Valley.

April 16, 2009Grilled Halibut with Smashed Fingerlings and Tomato Butter
Pairing: A Santa Barbara Pinot Noir. Try the 2005 Jules Harrison or 2006 Cambria Julia’s Vineyard.

April 15, 2009Chicken Salad with Zucchini, Lemon and Pine Nuts
Pairing: A full-bodied white wine. Try the smoky 2007 Perrin Réserve Côtes du Rhône Blanc or the peppery 2007 Domaine Lafage Côté Est.

April 14, 2009Creamy Spring Onion Soup
Pairing: A light, lemony Chardonnay. Try the 2006 Beringer Stanly Ranch.

April 13, 2009Cheese-Stuffed Grilled Peppers
Pairing: A Pinot Blanc. Try the 2007 Skylark Orsi Vineyard Pinot Blanc or 2007 Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco.

April 10, 2009Salmon with Shiitake and Red Wine Sauce
Pairing: A Cabernet Franc–based blend. Try the 2007 III Somms Amitié or 2006 Justin Justification.

April 9, 2009Herb-Marinated Chicken Skewers with Harissa
Pairing: A spicy Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Try the 2007 Hirsch The Bohan-Dillon or 2007 La Crema Sonoma Coast.

April 8, 2009Beef Tenderloin with Aromatic Thai Spices
Pairing: A tannic red Bordeaux. Try the powerful 2005 Alter Ego or the currant-rich 2005 Château d’Issan.

April 7, 2009Chicken Meatball–and–Orzo Soup
Pairing: A bright, citrusy white from northern Italy’s Alto Adige region. Try the 2007 Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio.

April 6, 2009Fried-Fish Sandwiches with Jalapeño-Spiked Tomatoes
Pairing: A crisp Chilean Sauvignon Blanc. Try the 2008 Root: 1 or the 2008 Montes Classic Series.

April 3, 2009Garlic-Rubbed Pork Shoulder with Spring Vegetables
Pairing: An Oregon Pinot Noir. Try the 2006 WillaKenzie Estate Thibaud’s Cuvée or 2006 WillaKenzie Estate Pierre Léon.

April 2, 2009Farro Salad with Squid and Chorizo
Pairing: A ripe Australian red. Try the coffee-scented 2006 Barossa Valley Estate E Minor Shiraz or the juicy 2007 Heartland Stickleback Red.

April 1, 2009Black Bean Soup with Crispy Tortillas
Pairing: A luscious, earthy Argentine red. Try the 2005 Catena Malbec.

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