What? Red wine with salmon or roast chicken? Yep – these light- to medium-bodied reds can do it. But they can also go with barbecue, pizza, and red meats or with cheese. Don't be afraid to serve them when it's warm, and give them a 20-minute rest in the fridge if you like. Everyday reds dress up well too, so by all means invite them into the dining room.
Ripe fruit and spice, a hint of oak, and a little astringency from the tannins makes this 100% Tempranillo from the Cigales region of northern Spain especially good with lamb and other red meat dishes.
Some people say "Chianti is just pizza wine." It's true that Chianti's a natural with pizza, but when it's medium-bodied, with good acidity and ripe fruit flavors, there are plenty of other things to eat with it too.
100% Pinot Noir. It's a lighter-bodied version, but with the good acidity and fruit flavors you'd expect. A great everyday food wine, especially with foods that need more acidity than most red wines can give.