Because some nights you just want to put on Love It or List It, order a boatload of wings, and drink the sh*t out of some fruit-forward Zins, we gave our wine writer/certified sommelier the challenge of pairing 12 of your favorite take-out foods with an appropriate and affordable wine. And yes, of course we included both kinds of cheesesteaks. To wit:
Pair it with: Zinfandel
Why: Some have called it “the impossible pairing”, others have said, “stick with beer”, and others have said “stop putting things in quotations”. But a spicy wing calls for a big, jammy fruit-bomb of a red wine like Zinfandel. The right Zin is brambly and bold, with just enough sweetness to cut the spice of any good wing.
Try this one: Michael David Winery 7 Deadly Zins ($16)