Studying wine is a lot less fun than drinking it, but some people feel guilty in their ignorance of its seemingly-infinite details. Thankfully, a lot of the things wine nerds obsess about don't really matter to normals. Here, five fewer things to worry about when you pull your next cork.
The next time you're fretting about whether to drink Riesling or Gewürztraminer with your Thai takeout, keep in mind that awful pairings (Cabernet and asparagus) and transcendent pairings (Sauternes and foie gras) are outliers. Here's a simple one-rule pairing guide: Most combinations of wine and food are enjoyable.