In my twenties, Taco Bell was the late night go-to for snacks, especially after a few drinks. To this day, I believe that the soon-to-be-extinct Mexican Pizza prevented many potential hangovers.
Eventually, the fast food chain caught up to their customer base and started serving beer and margaritas at some of their Cantina concept locations. They even introduced their own brand of beer, Beach Bell Lager, a few years ago. Now they’re taking their booze game to the next level.
According to CNN, Taco Bell has introduced an official wine called Jalapeño Noir. Get it? No, it does not contain any jalapeño peppers, but it is meant to be paired with Taco Bell’s new Toasted Cheesy Chalupa. The limited edition wine is described as “silky” and having “notes of wild strawberry, cherry and beetroot.”
Now before you rush out to get a bottle for your next socially-distanced wine club meeting, you should know that the Jalapeño Noir is only available in Canada. In fact, it’s produced by Queenston Mile Vineyard in Ontario. Canadian wine. Who knew?
Will we ever get a Taco Bell wine here? That remains to be seen. However, the Toasted Cheesy Chalupa will be sold at U.S. locations beginning in November.