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.

Beef Bourguignonne
Photo: Randy Mayor

Beef Bourguignonne

No surprise: Pinot noir is the classic match for the tender beef in this French stew that's braised slowly in the same wine. Its earthy essence soaks into the savory meat; both melt gorgeously together in your mouth.

2008 Viña Cono Sur Pinot Noir (Chile, $8) This supple, medium-bodied pinot with tart cherries and spice is a fantastic value.

2007 Babich Pinot Noir (New Zealand, $14) Black cherries and dark spices, smoke, and cloves (pictured)

SPLURGE: 2006 Nicolas Potel Bourgogne Maison Dieu Pinot Noir (France, $25) Vivacious aromas of cherry and strawberry

View Recipe: 30-Minute Filet Bourguignonne with Mashed Potatoes

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