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.
Complex Food Pairing: Chicken Livers with Bacon, Watercress and Dirty Rice
Why It Works: Dishes with more than one dominant flavor can be a wine-pairing nightmare. Look for a wine with a Labrador-like personality; something that plays well with everyone, like a lively, juicy red that’s not too tannic or acidic. Beaujolais or Lambrusco, such as the NV Gemma Rubia Lambrusco Secco, are good bets.