Originally Posted by MooreBonds
Well, to a wine neophyte, I always appreciate any wine advice.
I realize that the best wine to serve with a certain food is whatever damn wine you like.
I also am confused by the 'tongue in cheek' comment. Agree, drink what you like, but there really are some pairings that just make sense for most of us. That chart is a decent guide (not rule!). No different than certain foods seem to go best with other foods (bacon & eggs, Corn Beef and cabbage, Steak and corn on the cob, etc).
A local brew-pub/restaurant has a brewer's dinner each quarter. They pair beers with a multi-course meal, and it is fantastic. The brewer and chef talk about how they corroborated on the pairings, and that adds a bit to the whole experience.
Sure, and looking at pictures in a book is satisfying, and so much cheaper (free from library!) than those new-fangled, fancy plasma thingies with their moving pictures! All them plasmas 'an pixels, and high-frequency waves are probably bad for your health!