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 Spring Foods

When spring rolls around, the weather is perfect and it's time for a dinner party. Pair these wines with these 4 spring classics.

Which wines are best with spring foods?
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Which wines are best with spring foods?

Spring brings delicate produce like English peas and asparagus, but choosing wines to accompany these season openers isn't as simple as "think light." Asparagus is particularly tough to pair because it clashes with many wines, especially reds.

Meats commonly served this time of year have special considerations, too. Ham's salty-smoky combination calls for a fruity, slightly sweet wine (to balance the sodium) that won't get lost in the smoke. And gamey lamb calls for a red with just the right amount of body and earthiness.

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