Wine and cheese. Ugh, the greatest, right? But if you're a 20-something who's just now figured out how to pick a bottle without being like "I dunno, this label's pretty?", then you're probably not very good at choosing *which* wine should go with *which* cheese. Here, a primer from Charles Ford, wine director for The Bristol in Chicago and brand ambassador for Ribera y Rueda.More
Cheddar cheese pairs deliciously with a big bodied red wine full of tannins—AKA a tempranillo or a cabernet sauvignon. Want a full meal? Make a ham and cheddar cheese melt with some baked onion rings and serve with your big glass of red wine. "Salty, cheesy, meaty—the combination of all three meets its match with a wine that will stand up to the juicy fats and cheese," Ford says.
Parmesan and rosé are a match made in wine-cheese heaven. (CAN WE GO TO THERE?) Paired with hummus and pita, you've got even more deliciousness to eat, drink, and eat some more.