This Sparkling Rosé of Pinot Noir Is One Of the Best Wine and Popcorn Pairings
In the past few years, popcorn has entered the arena of luxurious light snacks. Popcorn makers have taken this delightful nibble to new and exciting heights using high quality corn, an extensive array of flavors and spices, and mouthwatering combos that keep you reaching for more. Foods that were once considered lowbrow, like popcorn make for the ultimate pairing with wine. Pairing wine with popcorn creates an exciting taste experience. Whether you prefer your corn kernel simple and classic, or infused with savors like maple bourbon, jalapeno, or white cheddar, the contrasting flavors and textures allow the popcorn and the adult beverage to work against each other ultimately creating harmony. Below we have rounded up the best wine and popcorn pairings to try for your next girl’s night gathering, date night, or marathon viewing, because nothing beats the calming powers of a glass of red wine, with a delicious whole grain snack.
De Vinosalvo ‘Auspicium’ Montecucco Rosso
This bold, and structured wine is from Tuscany, Italy in a small region nestled in the Maremma area, between the Brunello di Montalcino and Morellino di Scansano appellations. Crafted with extreme care and dedication by small family-owned wineries, a bottle represents a real gem if looking to sip a high-quality grape at an accessible price.
Umberto Cesari Sangiovese di Romagna Riserva DOC 2017
In Tuscany, Sangiovese is the single grape variety permitted in the prestigious Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, and provides the backbone to Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the popular wines of Chianti. Aged 18 months in Slavonian oak barrels and 6 months in steel tanks, on the nose , this medium- to full body wine involves sweet violet notes and elegant hints of oak and roasted coffee beans.
Casa Ferreirinha Esteva 2018
This attractive and elegant Douro red wine has good intensity with notes of strawberries and cherries, with floral hints of violet and rockrose. Smooth on the palate with a harmonious finish, this versatile wine is ideal for everyday consumption.
Lucienne Pinot Noir 2018
Just 20 acres of Lone Oak vineyard of the Santa Lucia Highlands are devoted to Pinot Noir creating an intensely aromatic wine. Notes involve earthy mushroom, cherry, bay leaf, slight black pepper spice, and a hint of toasted oak. On the palate features silky, soft tannins with flavors of bright red cherry and subtle hints of vanilla.
Hahn SLH Pinot Noir 2018
Vineyards planted in the Santa Lucia Highlands experience a long and dry growing season. As a result, wines encompass remarkable depth, complexity and ripe fruit flavors. This Pinot Noir offers aromas of cherry, ripe strawberry, and pomegranate with hints of white pepper and toasty oak.
Sonoma-Cutrer Rosé of Pinot Noir
The arrival of this 2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir is an example of overcoming 2020’s many obstacles. The refreshing and crisp blush opens up with aromas of blueberry, pink grapefruit, cantaloupe and a light hint of rose petal.
Ritual Organic Chardonnay
An elegant grape of yellow-green color, with expressive aromas of apple and hazelnut notes intertwined with subtle hints of oak and vanilla. On the palate features a soft, elegant and creamy texture with a remarkable roundness and a long finish.