What is the right wine for red chili? It must be a red, right? Turns out, no, surprising us, too. But when you think about it, white makes sense for red chili. We know fruit-forward whites like reisling, Alsation wines and sparklers are best with spicy Asian foods, yet it never dawned on us that the same would hold true for spice-centric Mexican-Southwestern food. Until wine broker Alex Province, a Senior Contributor on the show, recommended this lovely, dry, slightly floral bottle of Vouvray, meaning it’s from the Vouvray region of France and now distributed in our region for about $18 a bottle.
It’s got a supple mouth-feel, suggesting rich body, and that allows it to pose against the acidity in the chili. We’re saying they bring out the best in each other; the way to go in any area of your life. Use our label shot to read over the phone to your wine store. Be sure to tell them the distributor is Winebow.