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.

Pairing Wine with Grilled Foods

There’s nothing like the smoky infusion that the grill gives to our favorite meat, poultry, and fish. Match wisely to accentuate this flavor.

Cedar-Plank Salmon
Photo: Randy Mayor

Cedar-Plank Salmon

Cedar-Plank Salmon is rich in healthy fat, so it needs an equally rich wine. The fish oil coats your mouth, so it works like a charm with buttery chardonnay. Avoid over-oaked bottles.

VALUE: Matassa Cuvée Nougé Blanc 2007 ($15) Citrusy with a mild saline character

Bzikot Bourgogne Blanc 2008 ($20) Butter, pear, and hazelnuts

HDV Chardonnay 2006 ($50) Fresh green apples set against ample minerality (pictured)

View Recipe: Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Mango Kiwi Salsa

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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