What wine pairs with Doritos? Dr. Vinny has the answer!
Taco Bell announced this week that the chain will begin opening "Cantinas" serving wine, beer and spirits, along with tapas-style shareable appetizers, beginning next week in Chicago and San Francisco. What pairs with Doritos tacos or Doritos chips in general? Read below about pairing Doritos and Wine that was posted on Wine Spectator. If you have ever wondered what type of wine pairs well with the different flavors of Doritos or if you live in Chicago or San Francisco, Doritos Tacos, Dr. Vinny has the answer for you below. __________________________________________________________________________Dr Vinny says: I can say truthfully that some of my most pleasing moments with wine have come from sublimely simple pairings: realizing that bubbly and popcorn are a match made in heaven, or that rosé is my go-to with French fries and ketchup. There is something really wonderful about finding the different ways that wine fits seamlessly in my life. And who hasn’t found themselves faced with an uninspired minibar when traveling?
The terrific news about wine and Doritos is that salty things in general pair very well with wine, especially bubbles and juicy whites. I think your all-purpose Doritos pairing is going to be either sparkling wines, or dry rosés. For nacho cheese flavors you can veer toward lighter reds, like those Pinot Noir or Grenache. Ranch-flavored chips are not to my taste, but with their touch of dried buttermilk, garlic and onion, I’d go for a medium-bodied white, like a Pinot Gris or Chardonnay. For spicier flavors, you can try bold, ripe Zinfandels, or a slightly sweet Moscato.