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What does it mean if your wine has legs? (No, it doesn't mean it's going to run away.) Check, Please! host and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh has the real answer in tonight's edition of Ask Alpana.

General Wine and Cheese Pairing Tips:

  • High acid cheese with high acid wine
  • Hard cheese with firm-bodied reds
  • Soft and creamy cheese with more full-bodied butter whites or sparkling
  • Sweet wines work best with a wide range of cheeses – especially more pungent ones like gorgonzola or blue


  • High acid cheese such as goat cheese – Sauvignon Blanc
  • Buttery cheese such as Brie – California Chardonnay
  • Hard cheese such as Manchego – Rioja
  • Gorgonzola – Late Harvest Semillon