Doughnuts & Wine






By Anne Schamberg

That ever-puzzling question of what wine to drink with a chocolate doughnut or two is settled at www.nataliemaclean.com/matcher, where you will find an easy-to-use tool that pairs wines with just about any dish from chicken-feta tostadas to Jell-O.

At this award-winning site you also can sign up for Nat Decants, sommelier Natalie MacLean's free monthly newsletter. And you can access her basic-level wine glossary.

But to end the suspense - and tossing coffee aside - the beverage for chocolate doughnuts is either a Banyuls, which is a fortified wine from southern France, or a tawny port.

Natalie MacLean is author of "Red, White, and Drink All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass," which includes in-depth discussion of matching food and wine, as well as a tour of wine cellars and vineyards around the world.




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