Lentil Soup with Smoked Sausage
This hearty soup, with its lentils and sausage, seems made for savory. For a special version, use imported Vertes du Puy lentils, which have a rich, earthy flavor. A firm whole-grain bread would be ideal alongside. Plus: Great Soup Recipes
The inexpensive red wines called Côtes-du-Rhône—from a district of the same name in the south of France—tend to have earthy and spicy flavors that will nicely balance those of the lentils and sausages.