I just had some great Mediterranean food and am contemplating getting it again for dinner this weekend. Naturally I thought – what kind of drink complements Mediterranean food best? The closest food I could find on Natalie Maclean’s drink matcher was hummus, which apparently pairs well with Retsina (a unique Greek white wine) or Voignier (a French white wine).
Eatingwell.com lists some of the best wines for Mediterranean food: Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d’Alba Ruvei 2006 ($16), Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d’Alba Ruvei 2006 ($16), and 14 other brands based on the specific food item you’re eating.
Other than Mediterranean, I'm always interested to find out which wine, spirit or cocktail goes best with which kind of ethnic cuisine. For example, I personally think Scotch takes best with a traditional shepherd's pie, but that's just me being fancy. It goes pretty well with everything else, including Spaghettios, too. With Cinco de Mayo coming up, I'm hoping my readers will let me know about their favorite beverage choices to pair with Mexican and Latin cuisine -- and, I trust my esteemed readers will have something better than just "a margarita." Come on, be creative!