Great Wines for Everyday Meals

A great wine pairing doesn't require a special occasion. Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV shares his picks for 10 of your favorite Cooking Light dinner recipes, from Chicken and Broccoli Casserole to Classic Meat Loaf.

Wine Pairings for Quick Pizza Margherita

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Quick Pizza Margherita

Expand your palette by pairing an earthy rose with our simple yet flavorful margherita pizza.

Gary's Recommendation: Raffault Chinon Rose 2008

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Wine Pairings for Garden Style Lasagna

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Garden-Style Lasagna

Bring out the freshness of this veggie-packed lasagna with an unusual white wine varietal.

Gary's Recommendation: Palmina Tocai Friulano 2007

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Wine Pairings for Classic Meat Loaf

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Classic Meat Loaf

Complement the bold flavors of meat loaf with a spicy, vibrant Zinfandel from California.

Gary's Recommendation: Starry Night Lodi Zinfandel 2006

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Wine Pairings for All-American Chili

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All-American Chili

If you think a couple of ice-cold brewskis are the only drink you can serve with traditional beef chili–think again.

Gary's Recommendation: Patrick Lesec Côtes du Rhône Bouquet 2005

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Wine Pairings for Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

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Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Bring out the classic flavors of this comforting casserole with a $15 white wine from Australia.

Gary's Recommendation: Keith Tulloch Per Diem Viognier 2007

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Wine Pairings for Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce

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Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce

Learn why Gary selects a bold German Riesling to pair with the mustard sauce in this easy weeknight dish.

Gary's Recommendation: Bernhard Eifel Max Riesling 2007

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Wine Pairings for Champion Chicken Parmesan

 

Champion Chicken Parmesan

Pair a subtly spiced Italian red wine with a classic Italian favorite.

Gary's Recommendation: La Sera Barbera D’Alba “Il Cielo” 2006

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Wine Pairings for Beef Stroganoff

 

Beef Stroganoff

Discover why an exciting and budget-friendly Rhone Valley wine pairs so well with classic beef stroganoff.

Gary's Recommendation: Domaine de la Chesnay Cotes du Rhone 2007

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Wine Pairings for Classic Beef Pot Roast

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Classic Beef Pot Roast

Discover which South African cabernet sauvignon goes splendidly with this hearty pot roast.

Gary's Recommendation: Beau Joubert Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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Wine Pairings for Beef, Cheese, and Noodle Bake

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Beef, Cheese, and Noodle Bake

Learn all about the classic Spanish wine that goes great with this humble noodle dinner.

Gary's Recommendation: Castillo Labastida Rioja 2001

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