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Weeknight Dinner Recipe and Wine Pairing at Wine4.Me/blog

Wine recommendations to go with the Poblano Chile Enchilada recipe from Life as MOM. Roast the chiles, and assembly is easy! Found at Wine4.Me/blog

Photo Source: Life as MOM. Used with permission.

If you’ve never tried poblano chiles, you’re missing out. Some of our recent recipe highlights, like Mary’s Grilled Vegetable Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing and Simple Savory’s Grilled Italian Sausage and Vegetable Orzo Salad, have featured this green chile. Poblanos have a great flavor and some heat that can vary by individual chile.

This recipe for Poblano Chile Enchiladas from Life as MOM is fabulous. Once the chiles are roasted, assembling the enchiladas is simple. Round out the meal with some beans and rice and a glass of wine, and you’re all set. Give one of these wine recommendations a try or use the Wine & Food feature of the Wine4.me app to find the right recommendation for your personal tastes.

Poblano Chile Enchilada Wine Pairing

While Poblano peppers may be in the title of this dish, the primary flavors are going to come from the creamy and tangy sour cream and salsa verde sauce along with that melted cheese. For this dish, we look for crisp white wines to balance out the richness of the dish and refresh the palate. While rosés would work well, as would Pinot Grigio, we also recommend the following.

Moscato: Bartenura Moscato ~ $14

This sweeter style wine is refreshing with citrus, tropical, and some pear flavors. This would be a nice choice if you veer from the recipe and add heat to it in the form of different spicy peppers, like jalapeño, or a spicier salsa. The sweetness of the wine will help to calm the palate from any spice.

Moscato: Zonin Primo Amore Moscato ~ $11

Even sweeter than the wine above, this one would make for a refreshing palate cleanser for any spice you may choose to add to the dish. Very fruity with juicy peaches, this would also hold you over to a fruity dessert. Not only is this low in alcohol (around 7% abv), but it is also low in price, making it a good value for a weeknight.

Riesling: Atwater Estate Vineyards Dry Riesling ~ $15

Riesling is a nice match for these creamy enchiladas. The fruit-dominated flavors will balance out the earthy peppers quite nicely, and the fresh acidity will cut through the tangy sour cream based sauce. This one is peach dominated with some pear and lime and some mild mineral notes.

Riesling: Pacific Rim Riesling ~ $11

This Riesling from Washington is always a consistent wine and great value with a floral and slightly sweet flavor profile. You’ll find lots of peach, pear, apple, and apricot aromas, leading into a full-flavored and fruity mouth with lots of acidity to balance out the sweetness. This is a very food friendly wine that pairs with a wide variety of foods, Mexican-inspired dishes included.

Albarino: Bodegas Paso Robles Galicia ~ $18

We love the versatility of Albarino, and this one from California pairs well with anything from fish, to grilled foods, spicy foods, and creamy dishes like these tangy enchiladas. This one has a touch of sweetness to it with some juicy apricot and bright citrus.

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