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.

Grilled Pork Chops
Photo: Randy Mayor

Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled pork chops should be juicy, especially if they're brined before cooking. This meat can stand up to a red wine of some substance and tannin.

VALUE: Miguel Torres Celeste 2006 ($12) Robust with a firm tannic structure but not overpowering (pictured)

Domaine la Lorentine Lirac 2006 ($20) Savory, gamey, and round

Firriato Santagostino Rosso 2006 ($28) A hint of vanilla

View Recipe: Buttermilk-Brined Pork Chops

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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.

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