This brightly acidic Oregon white has layers of citrus, pear, melon and almond flavors; try it in place of a Pinot Gris from Alsace.
Pairing: Mexican Chicken Pozole Verde
This smoky, intense Syrah from Santa Barbara County is an excellent stand-in for a Northern Rhône bottling.
Pairing: Braised Lamb Shanks with Garlic and Indian Spices
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Instead of a Gewürztraminer from Alsace, go with this expressive, organic bottling from the Anderson Valley.
Pairing: Eggplant Ravioli with Gewürztraminer and Bacon
Instead of a dry German Riesling, try this terrific bottling from New York's Finger Lakes region.
Pairing: Striped Bass with Sweet Carrots and Cider Glaze
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Like an Italian Super-Tuscan, this Santa Barbara County wine blends Sangiovese and a handful of Bordeaux grapes with great success.
Pairing: Roasted Veal Chops with Grapes
Pour this pretty, brioche-and-wild-strawberry-scented sparkling rosé instead of a rosé Champagne.
Pairing: Pork Braised in Champagne Vinegar
Rosé Champagne Pairings
Try this Central Coast Sangiovese instead of an Chianti.
Pairing: Flatbread Lasagna
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A good Oregon Pinot Noir, like this firm bottling from the Dundee Hills, can take the place of a red Burgundy.
Pairing: Tomato, Prosciutto and Gruyère Sandwiches
Pinot Noir Pairings
This Merlot-dominated red from Long Island's North Fork has rich black fruit flavors, like a Bordeaux from the region's right bank.
Pairing: Pot-Roasted Lamb Shanks with Cannellini Beans
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Try this unoaked Napa Chardonnay instead of an unoaked Chablis.
Pairing: Cauliflower and Crab Ravioli
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