Mexican Food & Wine
Welcome to Vine to Wine this is your host Linda Moran. Christmas dinner was at my house this past month and I decided to do something different for us. I made a rather traditional Mexican meal and it was a big hit especially the Mexican hot chocolate. Another interesting aspect was of course the wines that went with it!
Okay so if you have never made homemade tortilla soup or tamales I think you are missing out. I made a vegetarian version of the tortilla soup and it was simply delicious – that fact it did not go with any of the wines I though it would pair with was very fun. It actually paired well with entirely different wines; an unoaked Chardonnay and a smooth 3 year old Malbec. Now the tamales are always a highlight as everyone joins in to make them. The vegetarian tamale was stuffed with sweet corn green chilis and cheese, they were tremendous with the chardonnay and with a mice little Riesling of all things. Another tamale was stuffed with seasoned chicken and adapted very well to the Malbec and the Riesling. Our salad was made with cabbage, jicama and tossed in a mint, lime, and cilantro dressing. It was sublime with both white wines although I thought it was best with the Riesling. There was also a Pinot Gris and a Cabernet Sauvignon on the table which absolutely struck out with every dish including the enchiladas. Much to my shock there was beer available yet not one was opened so make yourself a meal from south of the border and enjoy it with a multitude of different wines it will be fun I guarantee it. And thanks for joining me on today’s Vine to Wine.