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.

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The heartiness and deep, dark warmth of beef demand a full-bodied red that can muscle up beside it. Peppery, blackberry-rich shiraz also can handle the heat from peppers, chili powder, or Tabasco sauce.

2007 Nederburg Shiraz (South Africa, $9) Smoky, oaky, and loaded with black fruit. It's also full-bodied and very drinkable.

2006 Wakefield Shiraz (Australia, $14) Brimming with fleshy dark berries and plums

SPLURGE: 2002 Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz (Australia, $40) A delicious, mouthwatering number with smoky black-fruit aromas (pictured)

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