I've heard that particular types of wine are good matches for particular types of food. I'm fairly new to wine being served with a meal I prepared, and I'd like to learn about how and why I should pick a wine that complements the rest of the meal.

I made this community wiki because I didn't name a particular meal to match. I'd like to spend some time learning about this topic in general.

  • Voted to close just due to the sheer scope of such a question. Community wiki or not it isn't really a fit for here.
    – hobodave
    Jul 17, 2010 at 0:35
  • Agreed, question needs to be more specific.
    – Pulse
    Jul 17, 2010 at 3:02
  • Yet it has been adequately answered, touche.
    – Brian
    Sep 30, 2011 at 21:57

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That's a ridiculously huge question. So huge that you'd need a whole book to answer it! Fortunately, that book has been written:

What to Drink With What You Eat

What to Drink With What You Eat
The Definitive Guide to Pairing Food with Wine, Beer, Spirits, Coffee, Tea — Even Water — Based on Expert Advice from America's Best Sommeliers.
by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page

If you really want to understand this issue, this is by far the best answer. Worth every penny.

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