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Dec 17, 2007 11:02 AM

favorite junk food and wine pairings?

I remember reading an article somewhere about junk food and wine pairings... A few were matches I have tried, like California Chardonnay with buttered popcorn and Australian Shiraz with hot dogs. Others I had not heard of, like Spanish red Rioja with cheese curls. What is your favorite junk food/wine pairing???

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  1. Del Taco French Fries and Champagne
    Chex Mix and Champagne
    Jack In The Box Breakfast Sandwiches (served all day...God I love that) and Champagne
    Kettle Chips, lightly salted with...Champagne

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    1. re: bubbles4me

      Okay, I have to ask since I love Del Taco fries... Which champagne?

      1. re: jcoz23

        Most the time it is either Agrapart Blanc de Blancs or Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs but if I am feeling like being really decadent I get a large order, (the giant cup) and drink Camille Saves Carte d'Or and call it dinner!

      2. Well, the other day I drank two glasses of Tannat with a bunch of homemade Chex Mix (I made this to take to a wine potluck last weekend -- had some left over). I really liked the combination. The spiciness of the Tannat seemed to mesh well with the seasoning of the Chex Mix, but it enhanced it rather than overshadowing it.

        1. Champagne with pepperoni pizza
          Nero d'Avola with sausage pizza
          Just about anything with any sort of pizza

          Cabs with hamburgers

          Champagne with nachos

          Champagne with french fries

          Rose or Champagne with schwarma, gyros, falafel

          Champagne with hot dogs

          (are you noticing a pattern?)

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          1. re: whiner

            Champagne goes with everything! I love champagne!!!

            I don't know if this qualifies as junk food, but.... went camping with friends, we brought aged cheddar cheese, and made grilled cheese over an open fire.We drank the Coumbia Crest Merlot with this. You can't imagine how well these two paired up! One of the most astonishing synergistic combinations i have ever had...

            1. re: moh

              kraft singles would be junk food. aged cheddar is too good to qualify...particularly because i assume you also used decent bread, and not wonder bread....?

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                Cant argue about the cheddar, but we did use sliced white bread...

            2. re: whiner

              Champagne and onion rings, freshly made.
              Champagne and Ruffles potato chips with onion dip
              (or the gourmet version: with sour cream and caviar [even the cheap stuff])
              Champagne and fried chicken
              Champagne and salami
              Champagne and salty nuts
              Champagne and Triscuits
              Champagne and any crunchy cracker or chip or Chex Mix kind of thing
              Champagne and McDonald's French Fries -- tell the counter you want fries without salt b/c that means they'll fry them fresh, then what you do is sneakily grab a couple of packets of salt. Terrible, I know, but it's all for flavor and giggles.
              Champagne and deep-fried mushrooms
              Champagne and just about anything deep-fried

              But that's because Champagne loves the whole fat and sodium thing,
              the definitive components of junk food.

            3. Twinkies with chardonnay, preferably a golden buttery one.

              1. Tostitos Lime Tortilla chips and a chilled Pinot Grigio

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                1. re: burlgurl

                  Burlgurl - that sounds fantastic! mmm......