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.

Niçoise Salad with Tuna
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Niçoise Salad with Tuna

Rosé is a natural match for the tangy, salty flavors. Choose either still or sparkling—both are dry, refreshing, and evocative of the South of France, where this dish originated.

La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Ventoux Rosé 2008 (France, $8) Juicy, bright strawberries

Ponzi Vineyards Rosato 2008 (Washington, $17) Fresh, dry, and zingy

SPLURGE: Schramsberg Brut Rosé 2006 (California, $41) Ripe, rich strawberry and rhubarb pie (pictured)

View Recipe: Seared Tuna Niçoise

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