A great meal is made even more memorable with a great bottle of wine - a bold Cabernet Sauvignon for that perfectly cooked steak, a great bottle of Shiraz to go with those sweet and spicy barbecued ribs, a beautiful Pinot Noir to enhance an earthy dish of mushroom risotto, a luscious, buttery Chardonnay for that grilled salmon, or a nice Gewürztraminer to tame a spicy Asian dish.
But where can you find that unique bottle of wine that will complement your meal? If you can find a local wine merchant with great customer service, shop them frequently and build a relationship with them. They will soon offer you suggestions and you will be the first to know when something new and wonderful comes into the store. If you're not lucky enough to have a great wine shop nearby, check out one of these online wine shops. They have some incredible wines for sale and excellent customer service.
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