I'm with you , Suzi. A good wine in stew can't be beat.
It's wonderful. Remember, all those pretentious TV chefs are right. Never cook with a wine you wouldn't drink.
I have a fantastic, easy recipe for Beer Bread. The house smells absolutely divine when it's cooking and I have a far huger issue using a whole bottle of beer for it then I do sacrificing one cup of wine !!! Plus, it's fun cooking with beer for this as you can experiment with different kinds so it's a bit different flavour to the bread every time.