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)
Pair with: Cabernet. It isn’t our usual go-to red with spicy food, but the chiles in this dish lend warm, earthy heat as opposed to sharp spice. And our bottle pick has earthy red fruit that matches. Recommended bottle: Boomtown 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington).