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Chili & Wine – A Winter Romance
Posted By Marc Goodman On January 18, 2010 @ 4:13 pm In Wine and Spirits | 3 Comments
First and foremost, beer is often thought of as chili’s “classic” partner. Guinness tops that list, but be on the lookout for a new Baltic Porter from our friends at Milwaukee Brewing Company (it’s not available yet, but more on this in upcoming blogs).
This time of year we are often asked, “what wines should I pair with chili?” That depends on what kind of chili. If it’s a chicken or turkey base, we’d recommend an off-dry Riesling or Chenin Blanc. If the off-dry Riesling appeals to you, check out the Pacific Rim Organic Riesling: medium dry- a sweet fruit salad medley of flavors that lead to a long clean finish. It’s great… and it’s #3 on Wine Enthusiasts Top 100 Values of 2009! If you not up for the sweetness of these whites, a classic opulent Chardonnay has great potential. Try Los Alisos, a Jess Jackson project from Santa Barbara. Rich with balanced high notes that can clean your palate and creamy enough to keep you from breaking a sweat if you go overboard with the spices.
If it’s Chili con Carne, there are a variety of Reds that both pair wonderfully and are priced right.
Last, but certainly not least, are the hundreds of wines we can hand select for you and your personal taste. Stop in and we’ll find the perfect pairing for you and your Chili.
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