I was poking around Tommy:eats and found a comment — from Tommy, no less — that was absolutely spot-on. I tend to rant and rave about most things; I am opinionated in case you haven’t noticed by now. So I had to respond to what Tommy said, but really, he nailed it.
There is nothing so frustrating as listening to some wine snob pontificating about wine and food pairings. There are no correct pairings, and anyone who proclaims that “Sauternes is the only thing to drink with foie gras,” or “Chateau Le Smelly-Feet is best appreciated with liver dumplings,” is in dire need of a beating. At the very least, don’t listen. Or, if you are up to it, point at him and laugh like a hyena! Just trust your own taste and drink what you feel like drinking. If that means that you are going to drink a hoppy beer with your turkey? Great! And if the only thing on the planet that will satisfy your taste buds is a sweet, spicy Gevurtztraminer with your lamb at Easter, who am I to criticize?