Posts Tagged ‘Lagunitas IPA’

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 43: Chili and Chile

May 30, 2012

In this episode, Jeff tries pairing a Chilean wine with a bowl of chili. Let’s see if it works…

Wine Tasted:


Kaara 2010 Carmenere/Syrah

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Whining about Chili

May 28, 2012

Last week, I made the best chili in my entire life!

Veggie chorizo, diced onions, and diced chilies were all sauted in some olive oil and deglazed in Lagunitas IPA.

I added diced tomatoes and let it simmer down for about 10 minutes.

Pinto, black, and refried beans were mixed in, along with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, carne asada seasoning, and habanero sauce.

I let it all do its thang over low heat for a couple hours, then served it up with cilantro and avocado.

You know I had to take a picture…



I was so stoked on this one, that I challenged all my friends on Facebook to chili cook-off.


In the wine world, a different challenge is presented when it comes to chili…

What do you pair with it?

In my mind, beer seems to be the beverage of choice to go with this hot and hardy dish.

I have some ideas for wine pairings, but have never actually tried them (’cause beer is always there).

So I ask you…

What wine do you pair with chili?

Leave a comment below, and let me know.


Take a picture of your wine and chili pairing and post it on the Stay Rad Facebook Wall.

I’m gonna try my own pairing later this week.

Stay Rad,


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