What’s better than a great dish? A perfect pairing. Here are five bargain bottles that match up nicely.

By Ray Isle
Updated March 31, 2015

Spicy food

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

Spicy Food Recipes

Pasta with Meat Sauce or Pizza

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

Fast Weekday Pastas

Roasts and Steaks

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

Centerpiece Roasts

Hearty Stews

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

Amazing Stew Recipes

Roast Chicken

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

Roast Chicken Recipes

Plus:


F&W’s Pairing of the Day


A Restaurateur’s Rules for Pairing Wine with Ethnic Foods


An Expert’s Pairing Advice

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