Let’s Taco ‘Bout Pairing Wine and Tacos
Written by Alyson Aiello on October 4, 2018
Happy Taco Day! Here at Traveling Vineyard, we’re in the business of showing wine lovers how simple it is to pair wine with their favorite foods. We call our wine + food methodology Sommology and we apply it to just about everything, including wine and tacos. Enjoy three Sommology-approved recipes selected by our Director of Sommology, Missa Capozzo, along with her wine recommendations. Pass the wine, pour favor.
Roasted Veggie Tacos
Whether looking for vegetarian options or otherwise, roasted veggies are always delicious no matter what your preference, or even whatever time of year. The deep roasted flavor allows the veggies in these tacos to stand up to heavier bodied whites, rosés, and reds alike.
Get the recipe: Roasted Veggie Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Sauce from Inspired Taste
Pair with: Fil Doré Pinot Gris, Three Hearts Rosé, or Tanglerose Backyard Red
The juicy tenderness of the pork shoulder is a natural pairing for the spectrum of our red wines, from the lighter bodied with red fruits to the fuller bodied, bold deep fruits and spice.
Get the recipe: Unbelievable Easy Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos from Cooking Light
Pair with: Ama Sempre Primitivo or Small Hours Zinfandel
Chicken Tinga Tacos
From the spice of the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to the savory roasted red peppers, these tacos will dazzle the palate with any of our refreshing whites and dry rosés.
Get the recipe: The Best Chicken Tinga Tacos from Pinch of Yum
Pair with: Calamity Sue Riesling, Peekaboo Chardonnay, Hoot White Blend or Three Hearts Rosé
Find all our taco recipes plus more wine and food pairings on our Sommology page! Share your favorite wine and food pairing pics with us on Instagram with the hashtag #sommology.