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
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Spicy food

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

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Pasta with Meat Sauce or Pizza

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

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Roasts and Steaks

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

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Hearty Stews

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

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Roast Chicken

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

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