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4. Dr. Pepper + Red Zinfandel
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As a Texan, Dr Pepper holds a special place in my heart. It was the beverage of choice at my awkward middle school parties, and its unique flavor means that it can pair well with just about anything. No, wait. It pairs with just about nothing. Except, in my opinion, a nice, peppery Zinfandel. Some people taste spicy strawberry or cherry in White Zinfandel's dark, mysterious cousin. I'd drink a Dr Pepper Zin with a nice, juicy burger on a date with my middle school crush, who still lives at home with his mom.
3. Canada Dry Ginger Ale + Chardonnay
The "dry" in "Canada Dry" originally referred to the fact that its ginger ale was dry rather than sweet, like a dry white wine. These days, it seems every soda must meet a sugar quota to be marketable, so even Canada Dry is on the sweet side. Good thing there's an abundance of rich, dry Chardonnay in the world. No, really, Chardonnay grapes are grown pretty much everywhere except Asia and Antarctica. It's oaky and nutty and pairs great with Asian food loaded with ginger. So sit down to some Thai ginger chicken and knock back a bottle of Chardonnale. No, wait. Chardinger Ale. Never mind.