Message for 21+
Have you thought about pairing wine with your favorite junk foods? We often think of fancy appetizers and yummy meals, but you can select a complimentary wine to go with your favorite snacks too! I know that I really haven’t thought about it until recently. Speaking of wine, have you been to the Grocery Outlet??? They have a twice yearly 20% OFF WINE SALE which is going on now! 20% off their already affordable prices of all wines! Grocery Outlet is always full of surprises as their inventory is always different depending on the timing and location. I found a great selection of snacks too!
Whether I’m having a girlfriend over, or a date-night at home or even a relaxing evening at home with a good book or a movie, I have a well-stocked cupboard to satisfy any sweet, salty or savory craving with a wine to go with! Also, how many times do you end up snacking on your kid’s candy and snacks because you didn’t think to shop for your own snacks? That happens to me all the time! Here are 25 of my favorite snacks and what I would pair them with!
Potato Chips with Onion Dip – A lighter Pinot Noir
Chips & Salsa – A Pinot Noir works well (though a sparkling wine could be fun too!)
Mozzarella Sticks – Cabernet Sauvignon
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos – Pinot Noir
Doritos – Also a good choice for Pinot Noir
Cheddar Popcorn, Pirate’s Booty or White Cheddar Cheez-its – Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold Fish – Pinot Noir
Kit Kats – A Malbec, Malbec Blend or a Merlot!
Brownies – Merlot!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – Try a Cabernet Sauvignon!
Thin Mints – Merlot
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies (Do-Si-Dos) – Merlot
Chocolate Chip Cookies – Cabernet Sauvignon
Salty, Buttery Popcorn – Perfect with a glass of Chardonnay!
Sour Patch Candy – Moscato or a Riesling
Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips – Riesling
Jalapeno Poppers – A Riesling is a nice balance to the spicy flavor!
Rice Krispie Treats – Riesling
Hot Buffalo Wing – Chenin Blanc
Quesadillas – A nice Chardonnay or a Rosé is a good choice!
Nachos – Sauvignon Blanc
Tortilla Chips with a Fruity Salsa – Sauvignon Blanc
Hummus – Chenin Blanc
Skittles – Sauvignon Blanc
Caramel Delite Cookies/Samoas – Sauvignon Blanc
Of course all selections are subject to taste and preference. Personally, my very favorite wines include Riesling and Malbec, so while I think there are good options above, it is likely that I would choose one of those for most snacks out of laziness or if I already had an open bottle. Plus, I really do like a sweeter white wine to go with almost anything spicy, even when there are far better options!
One of the great things about the Grocery Outlet Wine Sale is that the wines are so affordable, I chose to try new wines and options I might not normally go with. Stop in and stock up! You won’t be sorry!
What are your favorite wine and junk food pairings?