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How to Solve Tricky Wine-Pairing Dilemmas

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Lesson 4: Alsace White Wine with Tangy Foods

Tangy Food Pairing: Mahimahi with Sauerkraut-Pickle Beurre Blanc

Why It Works: Kimchi, pickles, sauerkraut and other sour foods overwhelm most wines. Dry white Alsatian varieties, like Pinot Blanc or Pinot Gris, have a fruitiness that harmonizes with tart flavors, similar to a sweet-and-sour candy. Try the 2009 Cloudline Cellars Pinot Gris from Oregon.

Photo courtesy of Cloudline Cellars.

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