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 Seafood

Don’t drown out the delicate flavors of seafood with an overpowering red; we offer 4 different types of wine light enough to mesh well with delicious fish and shellfish.

Crab Cakes
Photo: Randy Mayor

Crab Cakes

Bring out the sweet notes of the crabmeat with a spätlese (semisweet) riesling, or round out the rich, tangy rémoulade with a refreshingly dry chenin blanc.

VALUE: 2008 Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc (California, $12) Honeyed peaches and fruity apricots with a hint of spice (pictured)

2008 Graff Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese (Germany, $17) Delicate mineral and fresh green apple flavors.

2007 Markus Molitor Riesling Spätlese (Germany, $29) Nuanced with tropical mango, peach, and nectarine.

View Recipe: Crab Cakes with Spicy Rémoulade

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