Classic Southern Fried Chicken
Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Cheese Crisps
Jamie Kutch ditched his New York City finance career to undertake a Pinot pilgrimage to western Sonoma, making lovely wines like this tea-and-berry-scented red.
Pairing: 2009 Kutch Wines Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Oregon Tuna Melts
Ponzi, one of Oregon’s most respected wineries, makes textbook Pinot Gris. That means fresh nectarine and white peach flavors and zesty acidity.
Pairing: 2010 Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris
Entirely fermented in barrel, this Chardonnay wraps its flavors of lemon and grapefruit in a rich, creamy texture.
Pairing: 2007 Sonoma-Cutrer Les Pierres
Free-Form Chicken Potpie
This Paso Robles Roussanne offers a compelling mix of mineral, almond and melon flavors.
Pairing: 2009 Tablas Creek Vineyard Roussanne
Smoky Shrimp and Grits
This racy, layered Chardonnay comes from one of Sonoma’s most famous vineyards.
Pairing: 2009 Robert Craig Durell Vineyard Chardonnay
Cornmeal-Crusted Fish with Green-Tomato Tartar Sauce
Neutral French oak adds weight to this wine’s fragrant peach, pear and apricot notes.
Pairing: 2009 Keswick Vineyards Estate Reserve Viognier
Cheddar BLT Burgers with Tarragon Russian Dressing
Polished and powerful, this red reveals layers of supple dark chocolate, oak and mocha.
Pairing: 2008 Januik Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Missouri Baby Back Ribs with Apple Slaw
A great introduction to this native variety, with firm black fruit and chunky tannins.
Pairing: 2008 Stone Hill Winery Norton
Dr Pepper-Glazed Ham with Prunes
The juicy wild berry and herb flavors in this great-value Zinfandel finish with tart acidity.
Pairing: 2009 Foxglove Zinfandel