We've all heard it before: This food is best served with that wine.  

 

“The crisp acidity of a grassy Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect foil for a smoked haddock taco with yoghurt and lime zest.”

 

Sure, a mid-winter steak calls for a big juicy red, but lets just agree that there are many other factors to consider when choosing wine for an occasion. Not to mention this overly simplistic and hypothetical scenario ignores the complexity of most dining situations. So for the next few months, we’ll be looking at wine pairings for different situations. And by "different situations", we're really just talking about who will be drinking the stuff. 

 

So if they’re gluten intolerant, you’re not obliged to tolerate them. And if they’re vegan, please just show them the door.