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