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Chili Con Carne

Chili Con Carne

Pairing Suggestions

Carménère (Chile)
Merlot (World)
Zinfandel (USA)
Beaujolais (France)
Ribeira del Duero (Spain)
Côtes du Rhône North (France)

Other Excellent Alternatives

Rosé (World)
Riesling Spätlese (Germany)
Prosecco (Italy)
Cava (Spain)
Sekt (Germany)
Champagne (France)


Chili Con Carne, meaning "Chili with meat", is a spicy stew containing chili peppers, beef meat, and often tomatoes and beans. Other ingredients may include chocolate, garlic, onions, and cumin.

The pairing wine risks being drowned by the chili, so for this dish you need to avoid tannins and go for something both fruity and fleshy.

If you go for Rosé, go for something with a body.

If the chili is very hot, go for something with a little sugar, like Riesling Spätlese.

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