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.

Cobb Salad
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Cobb Salad

With smoky bacon, creamy avocado, tangy blue cheese, and juicy tomatoes, Cobb salad pairs well with a variety of wines. A bottle of fragrant gewürztraminer contrasts with salty, creamy notes, while an earthy pinot noir enhances the meaty bacon.

Natura Gewürztraminer 2009 (Chile, $11) Organic grapes; notes of spicy peach and honeysuckle

King Estate "Acrobat" Pinot Noir 2008 (Oregon, $20) Light and bright with cherries, violets, and red currants (pictured)

SPLURGE: Trimbach "Cuvee Des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre" Gewürztraminer 2001 (France, $45) A drinkable perfume, luscious and rich

View Recipe: Chicken Cobb Salad

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