Burritos are one of the most popular and versatile foods in the world. They can really be made to suit any craving with a variety of fillings, from meat and beans to rice and vegetables - to macaroni and cheese and fish sticks (don't judge me). And toppings, don't get us started on toppings, from salsa and sour cream to guacamole and cheese to, well you get it.
But did you know that there is a special day to celebrate burritos? An event some might say. That's right, April 6th is National Burrito Day! So what better way to celebrate that event than by enjoying a delicious burrito and a glass of your favorite wine?
For food and wine pairings, we usually start with the best advice ever given to us, "Drink what you like," but if you are looking to enhance some flavor with your bomb burrito, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, consider the type of burrito you are eating. If it is a meat-based burrito, you will want to choose a wine that can stand up to the strong flavors of the meat. A red wine with medium to full body, such as a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Shiraz, would be a good choice.
If you are eating a vegetarian or vegan burrito, you will want to choose a wine that is light and refreshing. A white wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc or a Pinot Grigio, would be a good choice.
Once you have chosen the type of wine, you will need to consider the flavors of the burrito. If the burrito is spicy, you will want to choose a wine that has some sweetness to it, such as a Riesling or a Gewürztraminer. If the burrito is not spicy, you can choose a wine with more acidity, such as a Sauvignon Blanc or a Pinot Grigio.
No matter what type of burrito you are eating, there is a wine out there that will pair perfectly with it or, again, just drink what you like. So next time you are in the mood for a burrito, be sure to pick up a bottle of wine to enjoy with it!
Here are a few specific wine pairings that you might enjoy:
- A Cabernet Sauvignon with a beef burrito
- A Shiraz with a chicken burrito
- A Sauvignon Blanc with a vegetable burrito
- A Pinot Grigio with a tofu burrito
- A Riesling with a spicy burrito
- A Gewürztraminer with a non-spicy burrito
So there you have it, a few tips for choosing the perfect wine to pair with your next burrito. Cheers!