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Wine artist Hawk Wakawaka explores food and wine pairings, visually.

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Pairings Pictured: Wines to Drink With Chinese Food

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Tips and tricks for pairing wine with Chinese food, in illustrated form. More

Pairings Pictured: Wines to Drink with Oysters

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Crisp, clean white wines are a classic way to bring out the delicate complexity of just-shucked oysters. But there are more unusual options that work well, too, which can be fun if you're feeling like casting aside tradition to taste something new. More

Pairings Pictured: Wines to Drink with Pumpkin Dishes

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While we love acorn and butternut squash, sweet potatoes and gourds of all shapes, versatile pumpkin is an easy fall favorite. When thinking about wine pairings, it doesn't have to be all sweet and spice to make things nice: crisp, dry style wines also get along well with pumpkin. More

Pairings Pictured: Morgon, the Sean Connery of Wine

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It's no small trick turning gamay grapes into Sean Connery in his 30s—all quiet, spontaneous confidence—but that's just what Morgon does. More

Pairings Pictured: California Cinsault

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Cinsault's spice, reminiscent of peppercorn and cardamom, and its bright red fruit does well with grilled vegetables, grilled pork, and grilled chicken. But the wine also loves the creamy, distinctive flavors of a mild Thai curry. More

Pairings Pictured: Oregon Pinot Blanc

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The brightness of Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc means it goes well alongside shellfish, or grilled swordfish, but the rich flavors mean it's great with egg dishes and pasta with a little lemon or grated parmesan. More

Pairings Pictured: Blanc de Blancs Champagne

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Champagne's best delight comes in oysters, fried chicken, and triple cream cheese. More

Pairings Pictured: Riesling from Alsace

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Thanks to its cultural roots, Alsatian Riesling craves pork—pancetta, sausage, potatoes fried in pork, leg of pork, pork belly—but it gets along swimmingly with salty seafoods too. More

Pairings Pictured: Barbera

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Barbera is wonderful with grilled or roast meats, loves sausage or pizza, and didn't find a chicken it couldn't catch. More

Pairings Pictured: Albariño

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The long zippy finish and playful nature of Albariño make it a natural flirt with food, happy to sidle up alongside a wide range of dishes. More

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