Uncork a bottle of this deep-flavored Merlot the next time you prepare a pot of beef stew or an herb-filled chicken potpie. A delicious complement to skirt steaks, venison, and braised meat dishes, it pairs beautifully with comfort foods, especially the Southern variety.
Recipe PairingsChicken and Sausage JambalayaRoast Pork with Spiced Cherry SauceCrown Pork Roast with Cranberry Pecan StuffingGrilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches
Pays D'Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
The city of Paris had more than 10,000 bottles of high-end wines in City Hall for entertaining guests. Facing a budget crisis in 2006, the mayor auctioned half the collection for about $1.2 million.