When you’re getting ready to eat a cheese plate, you might instinctively reach for a bottle of red wine. Sounds like a sexy little eventing, huh? Let me stop you right there, buddy. That big red wine has a lot of tannins, a chemical compound that coats your mouth and dulls your tastebuds. That prevents you from tasting all the delicious complexities in your cheese. You’re better off pouring yourself a cold, frothy beer. That frothy mouthfeel gives it an immediate upper-hand over wine. When the cheese coats your mouth with its fat, bubbly beer slices through all that richness and preps your palate for another bite.