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Honestly, when done right, a charcuterie board could be an entire meal itself, and if you include multiple wines to pair, it can be both fun and romantic.

T-8 days until I have this baby and I can play too! I found 5 wine pairings with the comfort food you need in your life!

Some days you feel like flexing your culinary skills and whipping up a spectacular meal, but other days, you just want easy, no-frills food. There’s nothing wrong with a little comfort food, especially right now and there’s a wine out there to go with everything, even grilled cheese. Not sure which bottle to pick? Here’s a wine pairing guide recommended by winemakers who know their stuff.

  • Pizza – If you’re keeping your local pizza joint in business and want to know what kind of wine goes best with your pie, it all depends on what’s on it. For a classic Margherita pizza, try a wine with bright acidity, like a Sangiovese-based red wine from Tuscany. And if you’re more of a pepperoni fan, go for a medium-bodied wine with a “silkiness” to balance out the spice of the meat, like a Barbera red.
  • Grilled cheese and tomato soup – This classic comfort food pairs perfectly with a chardonnay, especially if you use sharp cheddar.
  • Sushi – A bright, floral wine with “hints of tropical fruit,” like a Vermentino, will enhance the flavors of your sushi.
  • Salted popcorn – You’ll want a crisp, fruity wine to balance out the saltiness of this snack and a Pinot Grigio is a good choice.
  • Tacos – There are all kinds of fillings for tacos and different wines that go best with each of them. For spicy seasoned ground beef, try a cabernet sauvignon with rich flavors of dark fruits. If you’re having chicken, fish, or shrimp tacos, try something light and crisp, like a sauvignon blanc.

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