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Merlot

  • Recipe

    Slow-Poached Pears in Mulled Wine

    Serve these burnished purple pears with crème fraîche (with stirred-in orange zest and sugar or honey, if you like), ice cream, blue cheese, or gingerbread. It’s best to prepare them…

  • Recipe

    Orange-Scented Mulled Wine

    This traditional cold-weather drink is just what its name implies (to mull means to warm and spice): wine, usually red, infused with sugar, citrus, and spices, served warm. A seasonal…

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    Grilled Italian Hero Sandwich

    This recipe, excerpted from the cookbook Panini Express, does wonders for the familiar meaty hero sandwich just by pressing and grilling it. Warmed up, the deli ingredients just taste better. Of course, starting with the…

  • Recipe

    Mediterranean Chicken with Mushrooms & Zucchini

    Red pearl onions add nice color to this dish, but you can substitute white or yellow pearl onions or even thawed frozen ones.

  • Article

    Breaking Out of Your Wine Rut

    The wines you love can lead you to a whole world of exciting new varietals

  • Article

    Spring Lettuce

    At the market or in your garden

  • Article

    Getting To Know Merlot

    Learn about Merlot, possibly the most popular red wine in America: where it's grown, what its characteristics are, what it goes well with, and what kinds to sample.

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    Pairing Beef with Red Wine

    Which red wine goes well with prime rib, roast tenderloin, or beef stew? Find out here.

  • Recipe

    Sangria Granita

    The wine's flavor comes through intensely in this granita, so serve smaller portions

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