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 Soups and Stews

Depending on broth, ingredients, and spices, soups can vary just as much as wine. Find the best matches for these 4 common soups.

Clam Chowder
Photo: Randy Mayor

Clam Chowder

This luxurious soup, with its briny taste of the sea, calls for the citrusy zest of a riesling. The lemon and lime accents cut through the silky, rich broth and starchy potato goodness in the chowder. Top off my glass, please.

2007 Hogue Riesling (Washington State, $9) Fresh white peaches with apricot and floral notes

2007 Pierre Sparr Riesling (France, $13) Lime green refreshment with grapefruit and green melon aromas (pictured)

SPLURGE: 2007 Studert-Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (Germany, $22) Packs a flavor punch of lemongrass and green apples without being heavy

View Recipe: Simple Clam Chowder

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