This is a quick wine & food pairing guide to the Texas State Fair.
Food: Fried Guacamole -tangy & spicy. My favorite food. I get this every year.
Wine: Los Pinos Vermentino – honey, herbal with a little citrus. Very good with the guacamole.
Wine: Los Pinos Texican – fruit forward with a little earth & mineral. Nothing changed with the food or the wine. Good.
Wine: Messina Hof Blanc du Bois – light grapefruit with a light mixed citrus finish. The guacamole overpowered the wine because of the spiciness.
Food: Fried Shrimp Boil – This won “Best Taste 2014” and I really don’t know why. It was just a bunch of corn flavored fried dough with a slight fishy flavor.
Wine: Flat Creek Dama Rosa Rose’ – fresh strawberries with a little orange blossom & honey. The wine really made the food better. Very Good!
Wine: Flat Creek Super Texan – earth, dirt a little dark fruit. The wine was good with the shrimp and added some spice.
Wine: Messina Hof DRZ – dark fruits with earthy dark spices and a light acidic finish. This was good with the shrimp because it cut the grease and added spice.
Frito Pie…..nothing was good. Just get a beer.
Cheers, Y’all from the Texas State Fair!
Lori – Your Twisted Sommelier