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.

Chicken Soup
Photo: Randy Mayor

Chicken Soup

A soul-warming soup begs for a wine that's also weighty enough to blanket us from winter. Buttery chardonnay works with the chicken and vegetables, and vanilla spice from the oak complements fresh herbs.

2007 McWilliam's Chardonnay (Australia, $8) Full-bodied and layered with notes of ripe peach, butterscotch, and melon

2006 Beringer Vineyards Napa Valley Chardonnay (California, $13) A lovely weave of guava, nectarine, and lemon aromas (pictured)

SPLURGE: 2007 Casa Lapostolle Casablanca Valley Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay (Chile, $20) Apples and tropical melon

View Recipe: Chicken-Orzo Soup


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