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Wine and takeout pairings for a night in with your bestie

Wine and takeout pairings for a night in with your bestie

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After a week of having meetings with higher ups, giving presentations to clients, and finally doing the laundry that you’ve been putting off for weeks, you’re ready for a night in. We’ve been there too. Grab takeout from that hole in the wall place you pass on your way home – and follow our wine recommendations to make your fried wontons or veggie pizza even yummier.


Pair chinese with German Riesling


Riesling is the Jet Li of balancing the flavor of spicy foods. Its sweetness softens and enhances everything from twice cooked pork or kung pao chicken. You’ll want to pour a second glass to go with your orange slices and fortune cookies.  


Try with the Carl Graff Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spatlese 2013 ($16.99).


Pair pizza with Barbera


You want enough tannins to cut through all of that melty mozzarella cheese but not so many that they clash with the acidity of the tomato sauce. A dry fruity Barbera from Northern Italy is just what you need to order Domino’s and feel okay about it.


Try the Roagna Dolcetto d’Alba 2014 ($17.99).


Pair burgers with Cabernet Sauvignon


America’s favorite food (rivaled only by macaroni and cheese) is made for a bold red from the Land of the Free itself. The black cherry and vanilla flavors of a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon are just right for griddled beef and salty fries.


Try the Giornata Central Coast Il Campo Red 2014 ($19.99).