9 Wine and Comfort Food Pairings

Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food — but what wine goes with it?

Kristen Hom

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For wine lovers, matching wine with food can be a fun activity. Even if you don’t know everything there is to know about wine, though, pairing it with food isn’t as hard as you think.

9 Wine and Comfort Food Pairings (Slideshow)

Imagine, though, trying to find just the right wine to pair with comfort food. Sounds daunting, doesn’t it? The challenge is in defining what makes a dish “comfort food,” which can be as carb-loaded as a bowl of ooey-gooey mac and cheese or buttered popcorn. It could provide a sugar rush like a pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream, or satisfy a meat craving like a greasy cheeseburger

Whatever category you crave, we have lined up nine different comfort foods and found just the right wine to serve with each.


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Summer Whitford is the D.C. Editor and a food, drink and travel writer at The Daily Meal. In addition to lifestyle topics, Summer also writes about culture and the arts at Woman Around Town. You can follow her on Twitter @FoodandWineDiva and on Instagram at thefoodandwinediva.