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Roasted Pears with Sweet Wine, Honey and Pine Nuts
City Style and Living Magazine Wine Lovers Kitchen Poached Pears Mowie Kay

Roasting pears in wine transforms them from everyday fruit into a light but luxurious dinner party dessert. Their gentle flavour makes a perfect foil for a fine dessert wine. The trick is to use an inexpensive wine for cooking and a better wine of the same type to serve with it.

Coq au Vin
City Style and Living Magazine Wine Lovers Kitchen Coq Au Vin

This classic French recipe is a terrific dish for a dinner party. The French would always use a local wine to make it—I’d suggest a good Côtes du Rhône-Villages, a Gigondas or Lirac.