Any wine snob can tell you what to pair with that foie gras or boeuf bourguignon, but it takes a real wine connoisseur to tell you what will taste best with the foods you really eat. Think: Mac and Cheese, Ramen, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Cereal (!), Rice and beans. You get the idea. Here, the pairings, as recommended to Lemondrop by Gary Vaynerchuk, host of the video podcast Wine Library T.V.
1. Boxed Macaroni and Cheese: 2005 Altos de Luzon
2. Rice and beans: 2007 Lello Douro ($7)
3. Hot dogs: Zinfandel from the Lodi region, like the 2006 Starry Night
4. Fried Chicken: Sauvignon Blanc from Chile
For more wine and food pairings (find out what goes with cereal), that will fit your budget read Cheap Wine Pairings for Cheap Foods You Actually Eat.
Have you ever had wine with cereal?