Tacos al pastor and California red wine is a match made in heaven
Savvy match: Spicy grilled pork is a natural pair with fruit-forward red that shows off the meat’s robust flavors but will need enough acidity to cut through the rich flavors of tacos al pastor. Reach for a spicy, juicy Zinfandel for a succulent complement to the pork or a Pinot Noir to help manage the opulence. Big California red wines like Zinfandel are a treat and and the state is so versatile you can find a fruity Pinot Noir for your meal too.
This dish originated in Puebla, Mexico. Lebanese immigrants introduced the region to classic shawarma: roast lamb cooked on a vertical grill known as tacos árabes. As the style of cooking spread, additional ingredients like pork, pineapple, and chili were added to the mix. This is one dish that is always a hit. Everybody likes tacos, but they are going to love tacos al pastor.