These are not Buffalo wings, but rather crispy battered wings infused with some raw spiciness, a challenging combo to pair with wine.
These little buggers were really tough on the wines, stripping the fruit from the Sauvignon Banc, the Pinot Grigio and the Chardonnay.
Both the Verdejo and the rosé managed to offer some supporting fruit here, highlighting the spice but offering some contrasting tones.
The Tempranillo fought its way towards the top of the rankings, not because of anything other than the tannins offering some distraction from the heat.
The Riesling showed very well here, almost covering the spice with its sweet fruit and allowing the chicken flavor to pop. While successful, this was more of a good showing for the wine than the food, not the ideal integrated pairing.