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???
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.
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...
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.