The wine: Nonvintage Scharffenberger Brut sparkling wine, Anderson Valley, Calif.
It's full-bodied, made with two-thirds pinot noir grapes and one-third chardonnay.
It has a yeasty aroma and flavors of mangos and peaches.
It's nice for sipping all by itself.
But you know its perfect use: With a bucket of KFC fried chicken. Its crisp acids and active bubbles will scrub that fat off your tongue and leave you ready for the next bite.