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Melon with Beaumes-de-Venise

Any sweet dessert wine may be substituted for the Beaumes-de-Venise, a naturally sweet white wine that comes from the Rhone area of France.

  • Servings: 4

Photography: Petrina Tinslay

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 1999


  • 2 cups Beaumes-de-Venise
  • 1 ripe melon, or a mixture of melons, such as honeydew, Crenshaw, and cantaloupe, seeds and rind removed, cut into 1-inch cubes


  1. Chill the wine until it is extremely cold, at least 3 hours.

  2. Divide the melon cubes among 4 decorative serving glasses. Pour 1/2 cup wine over each glass of melon, and serve immediately.

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