Fried Chicken Wine Pairings – Wine Folly

Take a peek at these sommelier-approved wine and fried chicken pairings for your next bucket of extra crispy.

Wine Pairing Alternatives

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  • Tempranillo – Savory notes and fat-softening tannins make this wine a winner.
  • Riesling – Aromatic sweetness and high acidity in Riesling cut through fat and embellish the umami notes in fried chicken.
  • Lambrusco – The tannin and acid in this oft-maligned Italian red wine plays well with fats.
  • Furmint – Whether dry (smoke, pears, lime) or sweet (stone fruit, sugar), this thick, but acidic Hungarian wine is worth your consideration.
  • Grüner Veltliner – You’ll need acid with fried chicken. You’ll get it with Grüner.
  • Sparking Shiraz – What you want with anything sweet and tangy, like you like.

Published on: 01/11/2017