Pairing Unique Foods with Wine


Everyone has a favorite snack, and often times we think, “a glass of wine would be delightful,” but matching the right wine to our snack can be tricky. Some of you have sent us questions asking which wines wouldgo with your favorite snack!

What is the best wine to go with a nice corny dog?

Corny dogs are battered and fried and usually greasy and salty. You want something that has good acidity to cut through the fat and that goes with salt. I would stay with something like Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, or Unoaked Chardonnay.

What wine is best served with Pringles?

Pringles like other potato chips are oily and salty. The primary issue to address would be salt. High salt with highly tannic reds can make the red wine taste metallic. Sweet masks salt, so a slightly sweet and low tannin wine would be the best choice. Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Rose’s, and Beau would be good choices to try.

What wine is best served with peanut butter?

Peanut butter is a very strong flavored sweet food with a heavy oily texture so it would require a wine with good acidity, sweetness, and big flavor. I might try something like a Late Harvest Riesling or Port style wine. A Cabernet or Shiraz may work also.

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