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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.

sparkling red wine

The Great 28 Pairings: Cheese + Sparkling Red Wines

Who says blondes have more fun? Bubbly reds complement curds beautifully


The Great 28 Pairings: Cheese + Shochu

Reach to the East for a fab curd-friendly tipple

Orange wine

Cheese + Wine: Orange Wines

Full-bodied orange wine is gaining ground in Europe and beyond

Cheese + Wine: Lambrusco

Lambrusco’s popularity is rising—and for good reason.

Cheese + Wine: Riesling

German riesling and cheese are sweet on each other

Cheese + Wine: Vermouth

This aromatic wine is enjoying a moment in the sun.

Cheese + Wine: Zinfandel

Keep it local with California’s state wine and top-notch cheeses.