3 perfect summer pairings

Show off the season’s fresh corn, tomatoes, and watermelon with three simple dishes –– and just the right wines

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Recipe:  White Port and Watermelon Granita

Perfect pairing: Watermelon and white port
When your food is all-out sweet, your wine has to be too. With watermelon, try a port-style wine made of Chardonnay. Together, they’re a grown-up fruit salad.

Our pick

Prager "Aria" White Port 2004 (Napa Valley; $49, 750 ml.). Honeyed pears, apples, melons, and toasted nuts.

More summer pairings:

  • Pork ribs & Zinfandel
  • Guacamole & dry Riesling
  • Bacon cheeseburgers & Syrah
  • Fried fish tacos & dry Riesling
  • Peach pie & off-dry Riesling
  • Grilled salmon & Merlot
  • Baby greens with goat cheese & Sauvignon Blanc

More: 30 shockingly perfect summer pairings |  Wine pairing 101



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