Cooking effortlessly elegant meals is easy if you've got a bottle of red in hand.  Not only will the wine imbue your meal with a rich color, aroma, and taste, it has the added bonus of being a ready treat to enjoy while you're cooking. A tip of the bottle here, a sip of the glass there, and you're in for an exceptionally lovely night. With these dishes, it will be easy to create a romantic meal for your special someone - just be careful not to get it on the tablecloth!

Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs from The Project Table

Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Red Wine Sauce from Food Stoned

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Red Wine Sauce

Spicy Chocolate-Rubbed Lamb with Red Wine Reduction from Free Spirit Eater

Spicy Chocolate-Rubbed Lamb with Red Wine Reduction

Risotto with Mushrooms and Red Wine from Daily Unadventures In Cooking

Risotto with Mushrooms and Red Wine

Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom and Red Wine Sauce from Daily Homemade

Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom and Red Wine Sauce

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce from Laura Friendly

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Coq Au Vin from The Chickpea Chickadee

Coq Au Vin

Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce from Dough See Dough

Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce

Honey Glazed Red Wine Chicken With Spinach from Yummy Laura

Honey Glazed Red Wine Chicken With Spinach

Duck Breast with Red Wine Sauce from Shelbs & Cheese

Duck Breast with Red Wine Sauce

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