Lighter Red Wine

The recipes of the week, Chocolate Chicken Mole and Mexican Red Rice are full of bold and robust flavors and can stand up to a full bodied wine but Gary, our wine expert says to steer clear of any tannic red wines because the heat from the chipotle pepper and chili powder will likely make any tannic red wine unpleasantly spicy.

Instead try a lighter red wine with low tannins and higher acidity to cleanse the plate and cut some of the spiciness. A wine such as Capcanes Peraj Petita (that’s a GKC fav!), Ovadia Estates Morellino Di Scansano (Can’t wait to try that one), or Israel’s Domaine Netofa Red pair nicely with these dishes.

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