Wine and Beer Guide

Whether you are raising your glass for a toast, or pouring it into a stock pot, wine and beer are equally great for cooking and enjoying.

Thanksgiving Wine and Beer Pairing

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Match #2: A Soft But Weighty White
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Match #2: A Soft But Weighty White

A heftier white with fruit and a hint of oak can handle both the turkey’s roasted flavor and the rich pan gravy.

ZEROING IN Although Chilean chardonnays aren’t as popular as their oak-laden California cousins, they’re gaining popularity. With layers of apple, pear, and lemon, they’re a terrific choice (and value) compared to pricier white Burgundies and other big, buttery, food-clobbering wines.

Veramonte, Reserva Chardonnay, 2008 ($12)

Viña Cono Sur, Chardonnay, Chile, 2008 ($11)

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25 Best Vegetarian

Whether you have made the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up, sans the meat, once a week, these healthy, meatless main dishes will have you swooning.

Fontal Polenta with Mushroom Sauté