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The matching of beer, wine or other alcoholic drinks with a specific food or meal, to enhance particular attributes of each, and raise overall enjoyment of both.

Beer, wine or other alcoholic drinks and food matching is the process of pairing food dishes with alcoholic drinks of one sort or another to enhance the dining experience.

In many cultures, wine has had a long history of being a staple at the dinner table and in some ways both the winemaking and culinary traditions of a region will have evolved together over the years.

Other regions pair beer with other culinary traditions, as do the pairings of various liquors, liqueurs and cocktails.