Where do you find matches for vegetable dishes in a food and wine world of "white with white, red with red" when the colors refer, not to greens, but to meats? Take heart, legume lovers; lots of wines taste great with foods cooked outside the corral. Go for lighter reds, fuller-flavored whites, even wines that hint at the “vegetal” themselves, such as some Cabernet Franc-based reds. In general, high-acid, low-alcohol, lighter and fruitier, even slightly tannic reds go best when animal protein and fat do not play on the plate. Avoid blockbuster, high-booze reds; they’re just too meaty.
Here’s what you’ll need:
• vegetable oil
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1 tsp toasted cumin seeds
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 15 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
• 1 10-ounce package frozen butternut squash (or 10 ounces peeled fresh, diced)
• 1 15-ounce can rinsed black beans
• 1 tsp chopped fresh sage leaves (or 1/2 tsp dried)
• salt & pepper to taste
Here’s what you do:
Makes: 2 servings
 Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large heavy skillet over medium high heat; add 1 chopped onion, 1 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook until onion is soft, 5 minutes.  Add 2 cloves minced garlic; cook 1 minute.  Stir in 1 can or box (15 ounces) low sodium chicken broth, 1 10-ounce package frozen cubed butternut squash (or 10 ounces peeled fresh diced), 1 15-ounce can drained and rinsed black beans, and 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried; cook until heated through and sage becomes aromatic, 5 minutes. (If using fresh squash, cook 10 minutes before adding beans and sage.)  Season with more salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice.
And the wines?
Jean Biecher Pinot Gris Alsace, France
Folk from Alsace know a thing or two about wine with food because there’s a Michelin-starred restaurant every three meters.
Galerna Garnacha, Spain
Chock full of tastes and savors of dark red berries; sweet tannins, mouth-filling but not grating.
Laroche-Jaubert Graves Rouge Bordeaux, France
Whiffs of cedar accent black fruit flavors and an earthy finish.