Red Wine with Strawberries

(Fraises au Vin Rouge) This drink is a French favorite, pairing sweet seasonal strawberries with fruity red wine. We suggest using a young pinot noir or beaujolais.

Red Wine with Strawberries Red Wine with Strawberries
The French call this classic "fraises au vin rouge"—the better the wine and berries, the better the drink.
Yield: makes 4


  • 4 cups strawberries
  • 2-3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 bottle red wine


  1. Wash, hull, and halve strawberries lengthwise. Sprinkle berries with sugar, mix gently, then set aside to macerate for about 1 hour.
  2. Divide berries among four wine glasses, then pour approximately 6 oz. of red wine to cover berries.