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)
Rich fried chicken needs something crunchy and cooling for counterbalance, and this zesty slaw fits the bill.
Pair with: Pinot Gris. This is a fairly rich white wine that can wrap around fried chicken. But it also has crispness that keeps you wanting another taste of the exotic flavors both wine and slaw offer. Recommended bottle: Morgan 2010 “R & D Franscioni Vineyard” Pinot Gris (Santa Lucia Highlands).