What should I drink with a chicken stir-fry? By Jordan Mackay, Photo by Randy Mayor

A SMOOTH AND FRUITY BEERBubbles are great with contrasting textures in stir-fries, and a gentle tang complements the dish's sweet, spicy flavors.Try wheat beer, one of the most food-friendly brews. More refreshing than barley-based beer, it has soft fruit and citrus flavors that go well with a salty-sweet dish.Shown: Allagash, White, Maine ($8/6-pack)

A PERFUMED, MEDIUM-BODIED WHITEStir-fries go wonderfully with aromatic whites: Floral and fruit flavors embrace ingredients like ginger and soy.Try gewürztraminer, one of the world's most aromatic grapes. Crisp Washington state gewürztraminer has the perfect medium body.Shown: Château Ste. Michelle, Gewürztraminer Columbia Valley, 2011 ($10)Now find the perfect chicken stir-fry recipe for the great drinks.

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