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Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Tara Q. Thomas is the Executive Editor of Wine & Spirits Magazine and the author of the second edition of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wine Basics.

Teleme drink pairings

Teleme Drink Pairings


Teleme, a funky, creamy cheese hailing from the West Coast, finds its perfect beverage pairings with coffee, wine, gin, and more.

Wine with Cheese: Limburger Makes a Comeback


Long dismissed as a “stinky” cheese, Limburger shines with these wine pairings.

Wine with Cheese: Cozy Khachapuri


This Internet-famous Georgian cheese bread is a natural match for the country’s white wines.

spanish manchego

The Best Spanish Wines to Pair with Manchego


Manchego’s inherent Spanish-ness makes it an excellent excuse to delve into the world of Spanish wine.

Wine with Stilton

Four Wines to Pair with Stilton


If there’s a cheese deserving of a course all on its own, it just might be Stilton. In the UK, an old custom advises slicing the top off a wheel and upending a bottle of port into the paste, where it slowly drains through the fissures for two or three weeks. Yet even with a […]

alpine wine

Wine With Cheese: Alpine Wine


Looking for a more subtle wine to pair with dinner? Take a look at Chasselas, Switzerland’s most planted grape for Alpine wine.

white wines

Shades Of White


Look beyond riesling when it comes to white wines from New York’s Finger Lakes.