Wine Recommendations For $20 Menu Challenge

From our wine maven Taylor Eason comes inexpensive wines with our inexpensive menus (bolded wines will work for the whole menu, if you don't want to go with course-by-course wines):

David Miller, Savant Fine Dining:

Sweet Potato Soup: Big Fire 2006 Pinot Gris, $15

Heirloom Tomato Salad: Columbia Crest 2007 Two Vines Rose, $10

Braised Lamb in Peach Gastrique with Sweet Potato Scallops and Baby Eggplant: Jaboulet 2005 “Parallele 45” Cotes du Rhone, $15

Fabrizio Schenardi, Pelagia Trattoria:

Polenta with Sauteed Mushrooms: St. Francis 2004 Red, $12

Open-Faced Ravioli: Masi 2006 Masianco Venezie, $15

Seared Salmon with Green Beans: Beringer 2006 Pinot Noir, $20

Fruit Crepes: Banfi 2007 Rosa Regale, $18

Seble Gizaw, Queen of Sheba:

Mashed Potato Salad: Bonny Doon 2005 Le Cigare Blanc California, $20

Lentil Soup: 7 Deadly Zins 2004 Zinfandel, $13

Lamb Tibs: Onix 2006 Priorat, $12

Grass Root Tofu Scramble: Sokol Blosser Evolution #9 11th Edition

Elements, vegetarian menu:

Mushroom Medley: whatever red wine you use in the recipe OR Campo Viejo 2004 Rioja Crianza, $12

Ravioli: S.A. Prum 2006 Riesling, $12

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