Wine can blend beautifully with a variety of dishes including meat, risotto, soup, and shellfish. The rich notes of red wine or delicate flavor of white both work to make these recipes toast-worthy.
Photo: Randy Mayor
Pears and red wine combine beautifully in this dessert. Make sure that the pears are firm and not too ripe, or they will become mushy when cooked with the wine. Bosc and Anjou pears work well.