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.
Sweet Food Pairing: Chicken Stir-Fry with Corn, Pineapple and Red Pepper
Why It Works: It took nearly 30 attempts before I found a good match for this pineapple-and-corn stir-fry—the sweet flavors made most wines taste sharp, but a full-bodied white, like the 2010 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc, worked. A wine aged in oak—which lends body and vanilla flavors—blends with the sugars.