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How to Solve Tricky Wine-Pairing Dilemmas

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Lesson 1: Off-Dry Riesling with Spicy Food

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.

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