How to Stock an Everyday Wine Cellar
With twelve wines for any occasion, all tucked into a simple wine
rack in the bottom of your pantry, you're ready for anything. Here's
what you need:
- Two bottles of Champagne...
one in the rack and the other in the refrigerator for a
spur-of-the-moment celebration or even a festive aperitif when
unexpected guests drop by.
- Three bottles of all-purpose white and three bottles of all-purpose red...
These should be simple and inexpensive wines --wines you'd be just as
happy drinking with a weekday dinner as you would using to make a quick
pan-sauce. There are many good wines, both red and white, that are
available for under $10.
- One bottle of special-occasion white...
Maybe a Sancerre from France.
- One bottle of special-occasion red...
Pull out all the stops; an exciting wine to treat yourself and guests. A
Ribera del Duero from Spain would be an excellent choice.
- One bottle of "Wild Card" white...
This might be something that stands up to ethnic or spicy foods. Either a Riesling or Gewurztraminer would work.
- One big red...
One bottle for that night you feel like plopping a steak or lamb chops
on the grill. This might be a Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel.
that's a stash you can use! The beautiful part is you get to have the
ideal wine on demand, and you only need to replenish it as the stash
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