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Pairing Guide

What to Pair with Juicy, Medium-Bodied Reds

What to Pair with Juicy, Medium-Bodied Reds

Here, the best foods to pair with medium-bodied red wines like Pinot Noir, barbera, Gamay, Sangiovese and Mencia.

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What to Pair with Ripe, Full-Bodied Whites

What to Pair with Ripe, Full-Bodied Whites

Here, the best foods to pair with full-bodied white wines like Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne.

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9 of the Best Wine and Cheese Pairings Ever

9 of the Best Wine and Cheese Pairings Ever

Here, 9 of the best wine-and-cheese pairings ever. These matchups come from some of the country's best winery tasting rooms.

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What to Pair with Lively, Citrusy, Light-Bodied Whites

What to Pair with Lively, Citrusy, Light-Bodied Whites

Here, the best foods to pair with light-bodied white wines like Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadet, Albarino, Gruner Veltliner and Vinho Verde.

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What to Pair with Refreshing, Versatile Sparkling Wines

How to Pair Refreshing, Versatile Sparkling Wines

For F&W's simplest pairing guide ever, we placed wines into five basic categories. Here's what to pair with all kinds of sparkling whites.

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What to Drink with Latkes

Kate's Supercrispy Potato Latkes

What wine should you drink with latkes? The classical answer is Champagne, and for a number of very good reasons. It has plenty of acid to cut through oil, the bubbles cleanse your palate and as star sommelier Rajat Parr notes in his book, Secrets of the Sommeliers, fried foods and sparkling wines echo each other in texture: The wine's abrasive bubbles feel similar to the crackly crispness of the food, creating a satisfying effect that's hard to beat. Our research (a.k.a. the F&W Digital Team's first annual Latke Pairing Party) for the most part bore this out. But we did discover the optimal sparklers for creamy versus sweet toppings, as well as an incredibly delicious, non-sparkling match for salty, fishy toppings like smoked salmon and caviar. Here, the best wines to pair with latkes according to your preferred accoutrements. Read more >

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