Jul 4 2019
Pairing wines with sweet and salty junk food

Sometimes you want to shake things up when you have a wine night, instead of the typical cheese platter or charcuterie board. We’re here to tell you that you can still have a classy wine tasting night with junk food! Try out these sweet or salty pairings next time you have a craving.

Potato chips with Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling

When eating salty potato chips, it’s important to have something refreshing to cleanse your palate. We suggest the Cave Spring Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling. The bubbles and dryness of the Brut dazzles the taste buds in a way no soft drink could. Bring this salty and dry combination together for a surprisingly pleasant pairing.

Chocolate cake or brownie with Merlot

Wine and chocolate. It doesn’t get much better than that! Try the Huff Estates Merlot with your choice of chocolatey heaven. The fruity tastes of merlot, mixed with the smooth and rich flavour of chocolate will make it seem like you’re eating chocolate covered berries.

Pepperoni pizza with Cabernet Sauvignon

Once you’re a couple of wine glasses in, nothing sounds better than ordering a pizza! Get a classic pepperoni pizza, and pair it with Pelee Island Cabernet Sauvignon. This medium-bodied, fruity red is the perfect sweet pairing for your saucy, cheesy pizza.

Chips and salsa with Sauvignon Blanc

Whether you’re into spicy or mild salsa, you can never go wrong by pairing it with Sauvignon Blanc. If you like your salsa with a bit of a kick, we recommend a sweeter Sauv Blanc Riesling mix such as Strewn Winery Cottage Block. If you prefer a mild or even fruity salsa, try it with a light and crispy Sauvignon Blanc by Château des Charmes.

Hot wings with Pinot Noir

Say good-bye to the classic pizza, wings, and beer combo, and say hello to your new best friend Pinot Noir! You won’t have to worry about the beer bloat anymore with this new pairing. Try the Henry Of Pelham Pinot Noir. The flavours of raspberry, cherry and notes of spicy oak on the finish will compliment the spices on the wings, leaving you wanting more… and more and more and more!

Get all your friends together and have them bring a wine and junk food pairing from this list. Get ready to experience a blast of flavours!


Sources: Saucey & Wine Folly