Today is Cinco de Mayo! In celebration of the Mexican national holiday we have found some tips for pairing wine with your favorite Mexican dishes thanks to eSSORTMENT. Wine is not usually the first concoction you crave when thinking of a spicy meal, but wine has recently taken a forefront in being paired with many Mexican and South American dishes! There are several varieties of wines today that pair well with spicy, ethnic dishes. Here are our favorites!
A tangy, spicy shrimp or seafood dish prepared with garlic, cilantro, or onions pairs well with Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Soave or a German Riesling
Chili often has tomatoes as the shining star to its base. Try pairing it with an Italian Sangiovese or a Zinfandel.
Rich, cheese enchiladas, burritos and other combination dishes with a heavier sauce base match up well against classic Italian Chianti, a sweet Zinfandel or a classic German Riesling.