How to Solve Tricky Wine-Pairing Dilemmas
Matching wines to strong, punchy flavors can frustrate even the most knowledgeable wine experts. Help is here: F&W’s Megan Krigbaum tested dozens of bottles to find great pairings for intense flavor profiles.
Spicy Food Pairing: Pork Carnitas with Garlic and Orange
Why It Works: Alcohol actually makes spicy food taste even hotter, so low-alcohol, lightly sweet wines are great; they’ll even cool off your palate. Try full-bodied German Kabinett Rieslings, like the 2010 Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen Kabinett, which also has enough body to go with substantial meat dishes like these chile-pork carnitas.