Taste: Spirits: What to Drink

WITH: The often spicy Indian offerings at Girard Avenue BYOB Tiffin.

DRINK: Indian cuisine presents a pairing challenge, but Pieropan Soave Classico (Chairman’s Selection, $11.99) is particularly well suited to taming fiery curries. This subtle, crisp Northern Italian white has a natural synergy with exotic breads and legumes.

WITH: The high-quality steaks you pick up at Main Line Prime to grill at home.

DRINK: Spanish tempranillo is a remarkably versatile wine with grilled meats. Comenge Ribera del Duero (Chairman’s Selection, $19.99) is layered and complex but not overblown, packed with berry-cherry flavors and exotic Moroccan spice.


WITH: Le Bar Lyonnais’s French cuisine on BYOB Mondays.

DRINK: Epic cuisine deserves epic wine, so it’s worth toting something special. Dense yet nuanced, velvety Chalk Hill cabernet (Chairman’s Selection, $33.99), one of California’s most respected cabs, will make a perfect cassis-and-cedar-scented homage.

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