A Valentine's Day strategy: Roast rack of lamb, then use the pan with the drippings to make a delectable sauce.

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Pair Pan-Roasted Rack of Lamb with a Tuscan Red.

© Kate Mathis

Go-To Wine Pairing

Tuscan Red

When pairing wine with meat, always consider the flavors that are in the sauce. The 2009 Casamatta Rosso ($12), a Sangiovese from Tuscany's Bibi Graetz, has the earthiness, dried-fruit notes and juiciness to go with any of the three pan sauces.

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