What wine should I serve with Mexican food?


Since we pair the wine with the strongest flavor on the plate, the spice of Mexican food is the predominant flavor. If the Mexican food dish is hot and spicy, then we serve a semi-sweet white or rose’ wine. 

Gewurztraminer, Chenin Blanc, and Riesling are perfect. If the dish is fresh tomato based like a salsa, then a light crisp wine like Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc is best.

A dish that includes mole’, roasted peppers or roasted tomatoes is perfect with a big bold red wine.