Ten Bargain Wines For Food Pairings: Europe

Food pairings are more popular than ever for wine aficianados. But when you’re trying to find the perfect fit for a particular cuisine, at the right price, what do you choose?

Fear not, dear readers. A story in today’s SF Chronicle entitled: “Ten food-friendly wines you can bring home to dinner” has all the bases covered. It discusses the virtues of a German white, a French rose’ and an Italian red –– plus all are priced frm $7 to $11 US.

Their list:

• 2005 Blue Fish Pfalz Riesling ($10); 2005 Marques de Caceres Spain Rioja ($7); and 2004 Monjardin El Cerezo Navarra Unoaked Chardonnary ($10).

• 2005 La Vieille Ferme Cotes du Ventoux ($8) and 2005 Red Bicyclette Vin de Pays d’Oc ($10).

• 2005 Almira Los Dos Grenache/Syrah “Old Vine” Campo de Borja ($8); 2004 Danzante Chianti ($10); 2004 Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone ($11); 2004 Spalletti Chianti ($11); and
2004 Vale Do Bomfim Douro ($11).

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