Wine with fine meats
Here's what to sip with the popular new meats and some vegetarian alternatives
Here, we give our picks for the perfect bottle to savor with popular fine meats and some vegetarian options.
Pair with: Del Rio Viognier 2008 (Rogue Valley, OR; $20). Extraordinary citrus, lemongrass, and gardenia aromas open to white peach and apricot flavors, with a lively finish.
Pair with: Palmina Barbera 2007 (Santa Barbara County; $22). Pomegranate-tart raspberry fruit against lavender, tobacco, and herbs.
Pair with: Husch Chenin Blanc 2008 (Mendocino; $11). Crisp and delicate but slightly off-dry, with ginger-loving florals, stone fruit, and citrus.
Make it: Spread Asian red chili paste on both sides of a sandwich roll.
Layer with slices of extra-firm tofu browned on both sides in olive oil; sliced stemmed shiitake mushrooms sautéed in olive oil; and a slaw made of shredded cabbage and carrots, sliced green onions, cilantro leaves, and minced ginger, dressed with rice vinegar, lime juice, and a little vegetable oil, sugar, and salt.