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Though wine in the glass makes the most apparent contribution to a meal, wine works its most subtle wonders when in the dish itself. In marinades, as a liquid for poaching or basting, or as a component in sauces and glazes, wine adds character to classic recipes—and not just such obvious ones as coq au vin from France or risotto al Barolo from Italy.
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