Chili & Zinfandel? Oh Yes Absolutely!

I am seriously hipped on Global Zinfandel Day; it’s still the night before, but I’m already silver-surfing on a dreamscape of flavor profiles; I’m making chili, and I’m pairing it with zinfandel!

Admittedly, it’s beer chili ( a domestically produced Marzen, for the hop-heads amongst ye …) …

Someone's in the kitchen wit' chili ...

but I’m still pairing it with zinfandel! 2008 Ridge Vineyards Pagani Ranch, to be specific …

Chili Pagani? Pagani Chili? Let's call the whole thing ... ON!

And it’s DELICIOUS! 

Here comes the chip, all set to dip ...

Do you Chili & Zin? Do you Chili & Ridge Wine? Do you want to let me know?

Categories: Food & Wine Pairing, Varietals & Blends, Zinfandel

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2 replies

  1. Oh, yeah! Glad to see the Chili/Zin pairing getting some exposure.

    Sure, in addition to alcohol content, all Zin labels are required by law to say “great with anything off the grill.” But that leaves out all the chili, stews and any other slow-cooked, somewhat-spicey, one-pot meals that everybody loves during the winter.

  2. Sounds good to me! Tomatoes? Or no tomatoes? I wonder if they would help them pair better.

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