If there鈥檚 anything a foodie loves as much as food, it鈥檚 wine. Combine the two obsessions and it鈥檚 basically a love fest of epic proportions. There鈥檚 a reason why so many classic French recipes call for wine to deglaze the pan. These reduction sauces can really take an everyday meal up a notch. And the presentation is 鈥 ooh la la! So break out the vino, because these 14 red and white wine recipes are something to 鈥渃heers鈥 to.


1. Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce: This super meaty sauce that calls for ground beef, pork sausage, AND pancetta is based on a timeless classic recipe. But doing all that simmering in the slow cooker while you do other stuff is pure modern-day genius. (via Kevin Is Cooking)


2. Coq au Vin: Julia Child was well known for introducing French classics like coq au vin to the American dinner table. This recipe is so impressive, yet easy-peasy to pull off, with no fancy ingredients, no tricky techniques 鈥 just a little simple wine deglazing you鈥檒l find yourself going back to any time you need a sauce. (via RecipeTin Eats)


3. Pork Chops in Port Wine Sauce: So many recipes seem to leave pork chops bone dry, but not this baby. This wine sauce is so good, you may be inclined to slurp it through a straw. (via Kitchn)


4. Slow Braised Red Wine Oxtail: This one鈥檚 for the TRUE meat-lovers in the house. A rich cut like oxtail just begs for somewhere soft to land, so serve it up with fluffy mashed potatoes, fragrant rice, or creamy Parmesan polenta and it鈥檚 all good. (via Bibby鈥檚 Kitchen at 36)


5. Red Wine Garlic Bucatini: Double-dipping, anyone? This bucatini is a double-wine bonanza. It鈥檚 first cooked in wine, then saut茅ed in a red wine garlic sauce. (via Running to the Kitchen)


6. Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks With Red Wine Sauce: When you鈥檝e got a palate at the table to impress, snag yourself some lamb shanks. Slow cooked in a dutch oven, they鈥檙e stunning to the eyes AND the taste buds. (via RecipeTin Eats)


7. Roasted Beef Tenderloin With Mushrooms and White Wine Cream Sauce: This beef cooks in one pan and is ready in under an hour. But it鈥檚 the white wine sauce you make from the drippings that鈥檚 the real star of the show. (via Half Baked Harvest)


8. Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks: Beef cheeks are a budget cut of meat, but no one would ever guess with this recipe. The braising liquid that results from slow cooking the meat infuses the sauce with rich, savory flavor. (via RecipeTin Eats)


9. Skillet Garlic Chicken With White Wine Sauce: If you prefer whites over reds, you will LOVE this recipe. As you deglaze the pan, breathe in that aroma of garlic and fresh thyme. It鈥檚 like eating twice. (via Eazy聽Peazy聽Mealz)


10. White Bean and Kale White Wine Pasta: This one鈥檚 for the vegetarians in the house. White wine and brown butter could very well be THE sauce you鈥檝e been waiting for all your life. (via Brewing Happiness)


11. Filet Mignon in Mushroom Wine Sauce: You can鈥檛 go wrong with a petite but primo cut like filet mignon, and cooking with wine adds wonderful depth of flavor. Sometimes good things do come in small packages. (via Natasha鈥檚 Kitchen)


12. Chicken Madeira: Which is more yummy, cooking with wine or drinking it? It鈥檚 a toss up, but it鈥檚 hard to imagine anything tastier than THIS sauce on top of mashed potatoes. (via Jo Cooks)


13. Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks With Polenta and Wild Mushrooms: Does cooking with lamb intimidate you? In many countries it鈥檚 more popular than beef. Click through for a video that鈥檚 just like having a friend in the kitchen to show you the ropes. (via Brazilian Flair in the USA)


14. Chicken With Cherry-Wine Pan Sauce: Looking for a romantic quickie 鈥 of the foodie kind? This 20-minute recipe includes a sauce that blends sweet cherries and wine and will melt your bae鈥檚 heart. (via Iowa Girl Eats)

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