How To Pair Wine With Bar Food

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Fried chicken without ketchup means your wine is the sauce that complements the lard, er, meal. Since the chicken is crispy, grab a crisp wine like a chardonnay or Prosecco. (Prosecco is high in carbonation and cuts through the greasiness of a fried tender.) With ketchup, choose a red that will complement the tomatoes, Jean-Chronberg said. Try a Sangiovese.

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When the chicken is grilled, things change up. In this case, go with Pinot Noir — high in acidity, light in tannin (that dry sensation you’ll get in your mouth when drinking some red wines), and has a pleasant aroma. “Pinot Noir made love with chicken a thousand years ago, and they haven’t stopped being in love,” he said. In other words, wines are sexually active. Who knew?