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 Salads

Summertime is great for fresh dinner salads and a cool glass of wine out on the patio. Learn how to pair these two items for a delicious, light meal.

Salad Topped with Spicy Meat
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Salad Topped with Spicy Meat

A low-alcohol wine, such as slightly sweet riesling or fruity red Beaujolais, will complement a complex salad without fanning the heat.

Loosen Bros. Riesling "Dr. L" 2008 (Germany, $11) Apricot, lime, and spice

Georges Duboeuf Fleurie 2008 (France, $16) Light but complex; fragrant with violets and red berries (pictured)

SPLURGE: Smith-Madrone Riesling 2008 (California, $25) Fresh with hints of honey and a lightly spiced finish

View Recipe: Spicy Basil-Beef Salad

 

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