Originally Posted by pacanis
It kind of makes you wonder if specific wines were chosen for dishes because they added an elegant ring to the name.
I think it's more likely that long ago, local cooks came up with dishes that used the local wines. Some of these dishes sound elegant jsut because we ar not used to cooking with wine.
Coq au Vin, for example is nothing more than chicken stew. Beef Bourguignon is beef stew.