When it comes to matching wine with food, you’ve probably heard the general wisdom: white with fish, red with steak. From there, things get complicated — especially when many in the business are now saying there’s really only one rule: Drink What You Like.
This is a seismic change from the Good Old Days, when ordering a pinot grigio with your steak might have gotten you booted from the restaurant. If you can’t go wrong by drinking what tastes good to you (rules be damned) some tips of the trade could still help — especially if you don’t know what you like.
Art Bryan, owner of Chicago’s Red Head Piano Bar, offers 5 things every dude should know about pairing wine with food.