I know it is tough to give up the Corona or Margarita when it comes to beverage pairings with your Mexican dishes, but give these wine recommendations a try:
A snappy medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc with noticeable acidity will refresh your palate whether you like your guacamole mild or spicy. The herbal flavors compliment jalapeño chiles or lime well. My recommendation: Spangler 2008 Sauvignon Blanc (on special for $17 right now).
But, acidity doesn't just have to come from white wine. A Tempranillo or Pinot Noir is high in acid as well and also brings earthy flavors that combine well with red chile sauces. My recommendations: Abacela 2007 Tempranillo Cuvée ($20) and Misty Oaks 2006 Stuckagain Heights Pinot Noir ($26).
Soft, juicy Zinfandels with massive fruit flavors can be sensational with heavier Mexican dishes. My recommendation: Troon Vineyard 2008 Kubli Bench Zinfandel.
Syrah, with deep berry flavors, can cushion robust seasonings. My recommendation: Folin Cellars 2007 Estate Syrah ($30).
Avoid oaked Chardonnay.
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