Move beyond beer for a drink that plays nicely with spicy dishes. Here are our picks for the best wines to pair (surprise: it's not only whites)
Spicy garlic sauce gives a big flavor punch to simple stir-fry in this Asian-inspired dish.
Pair with: Riesling. A very slightly off-dry Riesling makes a great foil for the heat in many Asian dishes and maybe because of its rich mouth-feel and sweet fruit, Riesling has a special place in its heart for pork. Recommended bottle: Charles Smith Wines “Kung Fu Girl” Riesling 2007 (Columbia Valley).