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Which Wine for Dinner?

A user-friendly guide to successful wine and food partnerships

Fine Cooking Issue 07
Illustrations: Yvonne Buchanan. Aroma wheel courtesy of A. C. Noble.
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Are you terrified of ordering wine, afraid that you’ll select something that won’t go with the meal? Well, you needn’t be, says wine expert Rosina Tinari Wilson. Every wine owes its unique character to a balance of three very simple building blocks: fruit and other aromatics, acidity, and tannin. In this article, she tells you what you need to know about them and then offers a few basic principles for pairing wine with food.


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