Calf liver with onions and fried potatoes is an American classic dinner and as "Fegato alla Veneziana" (Venetian liver and onions) a delicacy from the Venetian Cuisine.
Liver and onions are sweet, so we need a wine with matching sweetness.
To complement the iron flavor of liver go for a Syrah or its blends from Côtes du Rhône, a Merlot or a Rioja, they have just the right bite.
"Fegato alla Veneziana" calls for a local wine: Valpolicella Ripasso.
If there is Madeira or fortified wine in the gravy, then you need more sugar in the wine. Try an off-dry Alsatian white wine.
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