We Texans never pass up on spice—the hotter the better! While we know you can tame the heat with a cooling glass of milk, we’re opting for a glass of wine to slow the burn. Find a few of our favorite wines to pair with spicy foods below.
This elegant French Rosé is from Miraval, a winemaker that specializes in this varietal! The wine has delicate notes of grapefruit and white flowers on the nose with a fresh and well-balanced palate of citrus and sea salt. We will be pouring this wine with our spiciest homemade Tex Mex!
The Finca El Origen Torrontés has aromas of citrus peel, peach and pineapple with a touch of bitter apricot on the palate. It’s an easy-drinking Argentinian wine that’ll pair nicely with Thai food and curried dishes. $10
Rieslings are ultra food-friendly and the Schloss Vollrads Qualitätswein Riesling is no exception. Because of its bright acidity, this wine will pair beautifully with Asian dishes like spicy noodles! $19
If you really like spice, you’re going to love this combo. The Pepperjack Shiraz is slightly tannic and brings a bit of its own spice, which creates an interesting chemistry with chipotle-inflected and peppery dishes. $14
The Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is medium-bodied with fresh citrus notes. You’ll taste lemon, lime and grapefruit as well as passion fruit and peach. It’s a great match for spicy chicken wings! $16