Pairing of the Day: August 2011

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

August 31, 2011—Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Chiles and Anchovies
Pairing: Deep, rich Syrah from Washington state's Columbia Valley: 2007 Waters Columbia Valley or 2009 Barnard Griffin.

August 30, 2011—Citrus-Soy Squid
Pairing: Citrusy Riesling from California's Mendocino region: 2009 Breggo.

August 29, 2011—Tequila-Mustard-Glazed Chicken Skewers
Pairing: Floral IPA: Ithaca Flower Power.

August 26, 2011—Steamed Lobster with Lemon Thyme Butter
Pairing: Minerally Verdejo: 2009 Shaya or 2009 Sanz Villa Narcisa.

August 25, 2011—Chilled Veal Roast with Herbes de Provence and Fennel Salad
Pairing: Provençal rosé: 2010 Chateau Miraval Pink Floyd or 2010 Aix, from Domaine Saint Aix.

August 24, 2011—Grilled Swordfish with Lima-Bean-and-Herb Butter
Pairing: Citrusy, full-bodied Chenin Blanc: 2009 Pascal Janvier Jasnières.

August 23, 2011—Grilled Carrot Salad with Brown Butter Vinaigrette
Pairing: Full-bodied Chardonnay: 2008 Landmark Damaris Reserve bottling or the lemony 2009 Luli.

August 22, 2011—Ten-Minute Salt Cod with Corn and Littleneck Clams
Pairing: Minerally Portugese white: 2010 Louis Pato Maria Gomes or Vinhas Velhas.

August 19, 2011—Crisp-Skinned Porchetta with Lemon and Chile
Pairing: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo: 2009 Il Conte or 2009 Quattro Mani.

August 18, 2011—Beef Tenderloin with Cilantro-Wine Sauce and Mashed Yucca
Pairing: Tempranillo from Spain's Rioja region: 2008 Baron de Ona Finca San Martín Crianza or 2007 Pinturas Crianza.

August 17, 2011—Zucchini-Ricotta Fritters
Pairing: Citrusy, spritzy Spanish white: 2010 Ameztoi Txakolina.

August 16, 2011—Classic Southern Fried Chicken
Pairing: Minerally, light rosé: 2010 Lorenza or 2010 Bieler Père et Fils Sabine.

August 15, 2011—Grilled Striped Bass with Indian-Spiced Tomato Salad
Pairing: Robust rosé from Spain: 2010 Bodegas Olivares.

August 12, 2011—Salt-Crusted Snapper with Eggplant-Raisin Puree
Pairing: Crisp Provençal rosé: 2010 Commanderie de la Bargemone.

August 11, 2011—Oysters on the Half Shell with Rosé Mignonette
Pairing: Sparkling rosé: Raventós i Blanc de Nit Cava.

August 10, 2011—Rib Eye Steaks with Pete's Barbecue Sauce
Pairing: Rich, creamy ale: Barons Black Wattle Original.

August 9, 2011—Stuffed Peppers with Thai Curry Rice and Mushrooms
Pairing: Bright, tropical California Sauvignon Blanc: 2009 Turnbull.

August 8, 2011—Gingered Salmon with Grilled Corn and Watercress Salad
Pairing: Vibrant, herb-scented Grüner Veltliner from Austria: 2009 Domäne Wachau Federspiel Terrassen.

August 5, 2011—Creamy Oyster Stew with Fennel and Brown Bread Toasts
Pairing: Zippy Vermentino from Italy: 2009 Casamatta Bianco.

August 4, 2011—Duck Breasts and Orzo Salad with Herb-Infused Olive Oil
Pairing: Medium-bodied, cherry-rich Pinot Noir: Cambria Julia's Vineyard.

August 3, 2011—Catfish Po'Boys with Pickle Remoulade
Pairing: Zippy Pinot Grigio: 2010 Palmina.

August 2, 2011—Creole Stuffed Tofu
Pairing: Fresh, apricot-scented German Riesling: 2010 Leitz Dragonstone.

August 1, 2011—Chicken Breasts with Anchovy-Basil Pan Sauce
Pairing: Lightly herbal Soave: 2010 Pieropan, Pieropan, Pra, Inama or Tedeschi.

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