Perfect Pair – Episode 3: Mexican Cuisine
In this Perfect Pair article, we are covering Mexican cuisine. We have asked our sommelier to recommend the wine pairings for three Mexican dishes: guacamole, chicken fajitas and beef fajitas. Continue reading to discover Mexican food and wine matches made in heaven.
Hello wine lovers!
We know you love learning about food and wine pairings so we decided to create the Perfect Pair Series. The concept is simple: every month, we will choose a featured cuisine and our Sommelier will share his wisdom about how to pair it. Wine pairing is often associated with a fancy dinner, but it doesn’t have to be. Miami is a very multi-cultural city and we want to make sure you pick the right wine to go with whatever cuisine you are eating that day.
Today we are covering Mexican Cuisine. It has so much to offer that we already did an article on Tacos. Today, we will be covering other flavors and we hope you will find your prefect pair.
It is the star of the show in Mexican cuisine. Guacamole can however be a bit tricky because it is generally not consumed on its own. However, as a general rule, when it comes to Avocado which is sweet and very fatty fruit go for a young sparkling dry and crisp wine, such as a champagne brut or a young Sauvignon Blanc.
2. Chicken Fajita
With chicken Fajitas, a white wine will be the ideal pairing. You could go either for a Chardonnay (unoaked) or for a Sauvignon Blanc.
3. Beef Fajita
For Beef Fajitas, our sommelier advises you to take the red route. Here are some of his pairing suggestions:
Primitivo 12 y mezzo Puglia Italia
Chateau Curat Bordeaux
Don Genaro Mendoza Argentina
Let us know if you try any of these pairings at home! And make sure to let us know in the comments below (or on Instagram or Facebook), which cuisine you would like our Sommelier to give you pairing tips on for next month’s article.