Wine with fine meats
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.