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November 01, 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk, the quirky webcaster at winelibrarytv.com, is a New York Jets superfan. We challenged him to find three affordable bottles to complement quintessential tailgating foods.

Wine Pairings

Cheeseburgers and Wine

To Pair with Cheeseburgers

“The 2005 Saison Des Vins Syrah L’hiver ($16) is the rare red with enough fruit for this meat-cheese combo.”

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To Pair with Guacamole

“A crisp white wine like the 2007 As Laxas Albariño Rias Baixas ($12) stands up to the richness of guac.”

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To Pair with Grilled Shrimp

“The 2005 Heath Wines Lizard Flat Chardonnay from Australia ($8) is a bargain, with a good oak-fruit balance.”

slideshow Plus: Fantastic Shrimp Recipes

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