National Taco Day is one holiday you won’t want to miss. Indigenous people in Mexico ate fish wrapped in corn tortillas before the arrival of Spanish explorers. Tacos have been popular in the US since the early 20th century, and hard shell tacos have been popular since the 1950s. Whether you are a homemade corn tortilla purist or like your taco shells out of the box, there are many ways to celebrate the taco. And remember, no celebration is complete without wine.
Beef Brisket Tacos
Beef Brisket Tacos call for a hearty red, and Jacob’s Creek Two Lands Shiraz fills the bill. Produced in Australia with California style, this is a bold, juicy Shiraz with strong berry flavors that is an ideal accompaniment to simply prepared, slow cooked beef.
Rock Lobster Tacos
Skyfall Pinot Gris from Washington State’s Columbia Valley offers rich tropical fruit flavors of mango, citrus, and banana. It is a match made in heaven for Rock Lobster Tacos filled with lobster meat, watermelon, and papaya.
Bahn Mi Tacos
The bright citrus flavors of vegan Bahn Mi Tacos call out for a wine with a bright note on the finish, like Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Sauvignon Blanc. The wine’s zesty pineapple and lime flavors are an ideal pairing with this all-vegetable taco with a Vietnamese twist.
Pork Carnita Tacos
Pork and Pinot Noir are one of our favorite combos, but don’t just take our word for it. These Pork Carnita Tacos get a palate boost when paired with the luscious cherry and spice flavors of MacMurray Estate Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from Sonoma, California.
Grilled Chicken Tacos
Made in the style of wines from the south of France, Treana White from California’s Central Coast is a good match with Grilled Chicken Tacos. The wine’s peach and apricot flavors with a hint of spice match nicely with this Mexican/Korean hybrid taco with a sweet and sour kick.