The Chronicle Over Cocktails

As we leave you this Friday evening, we bid you good weekend. Please enjoy the San Francisco Chronicle’s wine section over a good, stiff drink. You’ve earned it.

Our lead story is a pairing challenge for six local sommeliers and wine directors. Can they find the right accompaniment for two tricky dishes? [Search for a perfect match]

Meanwhile Jim Clarke parses some of the debate over adding sugars and spices to wines. [Is Europe too sweet on chaptalization?]

Gary Regan goes for a two-fer of cocktail recommendations, but settles on a Midnight Smash. [The Cocktailian]

And, finally, the Cheese Course wakes up in time for breakfast [Even without a beer, Breakfast Cheese is an eye-opener]

The Chronicle Over Cocktails