Super Wine-Pairing Values

What’s better than a great dish? A perfect pairing. Here are five bargain bottles that match up nicely.
This spicy pork stew would pair well with Gewürtztraminer.
This spicy pork stew would pair well with Gewürtztraminer. © Quentin Bacon.

Spicy food

Aromatic 2007 Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewürztraminer ($10).

slideshow Spicy Food Recipes

Pasta with Meat Sauce or Pizza

Spicy, cherry-inflected 2006 Castello di Gabbiano Chianti ($10).

slideshow Fast Weekday Pastas

Roasts and Steaks

Rich, dark-fruited 2005 Beringer Founders’ Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($11).

slideshow Centerpiece Roasts

Hearty Stews

Spicy, lush-textured 2006 Oakley Five Reds ($9).

slideshow Amazing Stew Recipes

Roast Chicken

Juicy and berry-rich 2006 La Vieille Ferme Côtes de Ventoux rouge ($9).

slideshow Roast Chicken Recipes


Plus:

F&W’s Pairing of the Day

F&W’s Pairing of the Day

A Restaurateur’s Rules for Multi-Culti Pairing

A Restaurateur’s Rules for Pairing Wine with Ethnic Foods

An Expert’s Pairing Advice

An Expert’s Pairing Advice

PUBLISHED January 2009

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