3 Food-and-Wine Pairings to Try Right Now

Celebrate harvest season with these fresh food-and-wine match-ups. Bonus: each bottle is under $20. Cheers!


Photo: A Couple Cooks

Photo: A Couple Cooks

Grilled Polenta with Tomatoes and White Beans and Terrazas Reserva Torrontés 2011

Why you’ll love it: This crisp white is easy to drink (notes of tropical fruits are balanced with a good acidity), cheap (around $14) and it’s a great match for this grilled polenta dish (what better way to use up the last of your summer tomatoes?).

Perfect for: A chill Monday night dinner on the deck

Photo: The Comfort of Cooking

Photo: The Comfort of Cooking

Classic Margherita Pizza and Cantina di Sorbara Lambrusco NV

Why you’ll love it: This bubbly tastes like ripe blackberries — and it makes a blissful match with this classic pizza. You can pick up the wine for around $12.

Perfect for: A double date night at home

Photo: Cookie and Kate

Photo: Cookie and Kate

Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado and Gessami 2012

Why you’ll love it: This white wine blend of four grapes — sauvignon blanc, Gewurztraminer and two varieties of muscat — stands up to the spice in this hearty chili without being too sweet or pricey ($19).

Perfect for: A fresh twist on game day eats

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