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Ask a Sommelier: The Best Wine for Roast Chicken

Ask a Sommelier Maggie Hoffman 2 comments

The best bottles to open when you're serving a simple roast chicken. More

How to Pair Wine With Super Bowl Snacks

Wine Pairings Meg Houston Maker 5 comments

When I say Super Bowl, you think—what? Buffalo wings and pizza, nachos and chili, chips and dips like guacamole. Oh, and maybe football. Here's our guide to the wines guaranteed to make your game day snacks taste even better. More

Ask a Sommelier: How to Pair Vegetables With Red Wine

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In chilly weather, many folks crave robust red wines, but not of us all eat a ton of meat. A nice juicy steak might be the perfect foil for Cabernet or Tempranillo, but what options do we have in the vegetarian zone? Are there certain red wines that are especially veggie-friendly? Certain ingredients that can help vegetarian dishes work well with bolder wines? More

The Serious Eats Cheese and Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet

Wine Pairings Meg Houston Maker 12 comments

It's New Year's Eve, and your guests are about to come tumbling in. You set out bowls of salty snacks and a grand platter of cheeses. There's creamy white chèvre, a Stilton, some Brie, nutty aged Gruyère, tangy Vermont cheddar, and a splurge-worthy chunk of 4-year Gouda. It's time to start popping corks. There's Champagne, of course, and let's see—what else? What wine goes best with all those cheeses? More

Pairings Pictured: Wines to Drink With Chinese Food

Pairings Pictured Hawk Wakawaka 4 comments

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

Ask a Sommelier: The Best Wines to Pair With a Holiday Roast

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We asked sommeliers from around the country for their pairing recommendations for your holiday roast, whether it's roast beef with horseradish cream, a perfect prime rib, or an elegant crown roast of pork. More

Holiday Wine Pairing Advice: What to Drink With Ham, Lamb, Prime Rib, and More

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It's worth picking up a few bottles now so you're not stuck with just the choices at your grocery store when you go to get that last-minute stick of butter. (Who are we kidding...more like that last-minute 10 sticks of butter.) Here's our holiday wine pairing advice—our picks for the best wines to drink with crab, porchetta, ham, lamb, beef, duck, and goose. More

Pairings Pictured: Wines to Drink with Oysters

Pairings Pictured Hawk Wakawaka 3 comments

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

Ask a Sommelier: What to Drink With Chili

Ask a Sommelier Maggie Hoffman 2 comments

Fall is chill-in-the-air season, football season, tailgate season, and the season when we start craving belly-warming, slow-cooked food. That means we're eating a lot of chili these days, particularly the Food Lab's awesome 'Best Chili Ever'. But what's the best wine to drink with the best chili ever? We asked 13 sommeliers for their drink-pairing advice. More

Tricky Wine Pairing: Sweet Wines to Drink With Halloween Candy

Wine Pairings Jameson Fink 4 comments

Which sweet wines work well with Halloween candy? Here are a few easy suggestions for what to drink with the candy you've collected. 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

Ask a Sommelier: Wine to Pair with a Few Favorite Indian Dishes

Ask a Sommelier Maggie Hoffman 6 comments

Whether you're navigating a wine list or plotting an evening of BYO (or ordering delivery and opening what's in the fridge), choosing wine that will taste good with Indian food is quite a pairing predicament. We asked sommeliers from around the country for general wine recommendations for an Indian meal, and also specific picks for a few of our favorite dishes. More

What to Drink with Ramen

Beer Pairings Maggie Hoffman 9 comments

A few pros—including Garrett Oliver of the Brooklyn Brewery and Jordan Salcito of Momofuku—tell us which beers, wines, sakes, and ciders we should be sipping with each style of ramen. 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

Ask a Sommelier: The Worst Food and Wine Combinations

Ask a Sommelier Maggie Hoffman 4 comments

Stop ordering Cabernet with your oysters! We asked a group of sommeliers from around the country about the worst food and wine pairings and why they're so terrible together. 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

Ask A Sommelier: Is 'Red Wine with Meat, White with Fish' True?

Ask a Sommelier Maggie Hoffman 5 comments

What's for dinner? Steak? So you'll be opening a bottle of red wine, right? Well...not necessarily. Grilling some fish tonight? Wait a second before you uncork that Sauvignon Blanc. We asked 13 top sommeliers about that old rule suggesting red wine with meat and white with fish. More

Ask a Sommelier: Which Wines Go Best with Burgers?

Ask a Sommelier Maggie Hoffman 6 comments

You have ketchup. Sauteed mushrooms and onions. A whole array of cheese options. Maybe you're even the kind of freak who likes lettuce on your burger (weirdo). But when it's burger night, do you have wine ready? We asked 10 top sommeliers from around the country for their burger-night picks. More

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