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As others have tackled questions 1, and 3 with clarity I'll deal with question 2 & 5.|
2) Wines. Wines come in literally hundreds of varieties, there are the classic varieties such as Champagne, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, Merlot, Pinot noir, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon and Syrah which cover just about every major food group and then there are emerging on to the global scene more varieties such as Muscat, Mourvedre, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Gewürztraminer, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris etc, many of which are regional wines.
As a general guide wines should be mated with the food type being eaten.
A few examples are:
Chardonnay pairs well with white fish, grilled poultry, fruits, and cheeses such as brie, camembert and Roquefort.
Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with creamy/buttery meals, shellfish, crab, lobster as well as white meats including pork and poultry.
Pinot Gris pairs well with harder, stronger cheeses such as parmesan, asiago pasta dishes, as well as white meats including pork chops, chicken dishes.
Riesling is a versatile wine for pairing with food, because of its balance of sugar and acidity. It can be paired with white fish or pork, and is one of the few wines that can stand up to the stronger flavours and spices of Thai and Chinese cuisine. Serve chilled.
There are literally tens of thousands of pages of information online about which wines are suitable for virtually every food. As for brand, a big price wine is often to indistinguishable to the average drinker from a cheap bottle. As long as you like the taste of it then it's fine.
4) I've not seen that series. I don't think it's been aired in Australia or at least I'm not aware of it being shown here.
5) The World Cup. Frankly most women find football about as interesting as watching two flies crawl up a wall. Some women try to like the game and a few really do like it. It depends on the woman, her tastes and so on. It's a bit like asking how long is a piece of string? Many women I know will provide the food for their husbands and beer etc and then do their own thing.