Cards of Wine

Wine Pairing
Chorizo (Spain)

Chorizo

Since Chorizo is Spanish, our pairing suggestions are Spanish:

Unoaked Ribera del Duero (Spain)
Unoaked Rioja (Spain)
Tempranillo (Spain)


Other Excellent Alternatives:

Chianti (Italy)
Merlot (France)
Lagrein (Italy)


Try Also:

Prosecco (Italy)
Cava (Spain)
Sekt (Germany)
Champagne (France)

Description

Chorizo is a spicy Spanish Salami flavored with garlic, red pepper, and smoke. It pairs best with red wines with ripe fruit.

Salt in food softens the acidity in wine. Go for high acidity.

Fat, spicy meat also loves citrus and acidity, but avoid grassy whites like Sauvignon Blanc. Go for bubbles.

Avoid oak. Oak tends to heighten the chilli heat.

Salami

There are different types of Salami all over the world.

Salami sausages are fermented, air-dried, and smoked for preservation.

Salami sausages can be spicy, salty, sweet, or just funky.

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