Wine and Spicy Food: How to Pair When the Heat is on!

Posted on by Kris


Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and right about now you’re probably all stressed-out wondering which wine to pair with your Mexican fiesta feast, aren’t you!?!?

Okay, maybe not! You’re probably just going to reach for a Corona or Margarita and call it a day…

When it comes to spicy foods (no matter the time of year) most people tend to steer clear of vino, for the simple reason that a wine which drinks just totally fine by itself can end up being completely destroyed when paired with fiery foods. For this reason, I decided to put together a few tips to help temper those flames:

These tips are a good start;however, it’s worth-while noting that when it comes to foods that are so hot it sends smoke coming out of your, no wine can really work that well. The best advice I can give is to reach for a beer, or even better, a cold glass of milk!

Side-note: I was going to “borrow” this photo for this post, but I wussed out at the last minute….

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