The Robust Red Wine That Pairs Perfectly With Cuban Sandwiches –

Malbec may be a good pick if you simply must have a glass of wine with your Cuban sandwich, but other wine experts offer a few more suggestions that you might prefer. Pinot noir and Beaujolais are both lighter, less tannin-heavy reds that would complement the sandwich’s complex mixture of flavors without overshadowing them. Rosé also makes for a refreshingly fruity sandwich partner, and a little bit of the bubbly (as Le Champion Chris Jericho would say) goes well with just about any food you care to name — yes, even the aforementioned gummy bears and Captain Crunch.

Of course, the classic Cuban sandwich go-with isn’t wine at all. Instead, it’s Cuban coffee, a strong brew where the bitter bite contrasts with the slightly sweet bread and helps to cut through some of the richness of the pork and Swiss cheese used in the sandwich. Coffee and Cubanos are so good together that Cuban coffee shops may actually be some of the best places to find this sandwich.