What goes with any wine? The dishes the pros recommend tend to offer some combination of salty, crunchy and rich.

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Charcuterie

According to Todd Thrasher of Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, VA, "Charcuterie is a rustic food that has the ability to pair well with any wine."

Cheese

"Humble foods make wine shine," says Michael Madrigale of NYC's Bar Boulud. Try Point Reyes Farmstead's Toma. $18 for 1 lb; point pointreyescheese.com.

Popcorn

"It will even play with Champagne," says Amy Currens of San Francisco's Prospect. Urban Accents sells a new indigo variety. $7 for 16 oz; urbanaccents.com.

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