20090701-wine.jpgWelcome to the Weekend Cook and Tell round up. Last week we asked you to play sommelier by picking a bottle of wine for under $12 and making a meal that would pair well with it. Wine pairing isn't always easy, but as usual we've gotten some inspired responses.

Cold beer and barbecue are a match made in heaven, but have you tried a hearty Spanish red with barbecued pork ribs? Great combo, pksmash.

Cassaendra and her husband aren't big drinkers, but she delved into her stash to come up with this combination of sake and sukiyaki for this week's challenge.

Kalajo had all of the ingredients for this pork top loin roast with asparagus, spring onion, and butter lettuce in the CSA box. Paired with a white blend from Washington's Maryhill Winery, this sounds like a wonderful summer dinner.

A Finger Lakes Merlot from Fox Run Vineyards was an ingredient in the sauce for patoo's homemade pizzas. I hope the rest of the bottle made it to the dinner table.

My friend samueltobin took this challenge to the park and grilled up some clams with lemon and parsley and paired it with a Portuguese vinho verde. Vinho verde is the most wonderful summer wine, light, slightly sparkling, and incredibly inexpensive.

I was at my local wine shop over the weekend and spotted a box (yes, a box) of rosé from on of my favorite importers, Jenny & François Selections. It's a fantastic light rosé from Provence that is only $32 for three liters (or about $8 a bottle). Needless to say there were very few meals this weekend that weren't paired with it!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this week's Weekend Cook and Tell. We love to hear about what all of you are eating (and drinking) at home. Be sure to head over to Talk to read about this week's challenge: burgers!

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