Spicy chili will meet its match with a Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Washington state
Savvy match: So many fantastic wines will pair well with this game day chili that it’s almost hard to narrow it down to one pairing. I will open up the wine range and recommend that you try a red blend for this recipe. We recommend trying one that has either a Cabernet Sauvignon or Grenache base. Many of these medium-bodied wines with higher tannins and acidity will help cut through the spice and dense flavors in this chili recipe for your next game day or rainy day. Washington state is known for its red blends and often are some of the best value red wines available.
Chili is one of those recipes that has so many variations. Whether your family has a tried and true recipe or your region of the world ads something unique like cinnamon in a Cincinnati chili, there will be a recipe for everyone. This is why narrowing down a specific wine can vary because while we use ground beef for our game day chili, another person may prefer chicken or turkey. If this is the case, you can likely still pair your dish with one of our recommended red blends depending, on spice levels. So feel free to make this dish your own, add toppings that you love, and make it a great game day experience!