Wierd Wine Pairings that Work

Sometimes Frequently, conversations about wine and food tread off the beaten path. After a few tastes several hours of tasting wine it is common to try and stump the wine gurus by offering up strange foods as a challenge to their pairing expertise. Here are five of those pairings...

Snickers and Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco 

Why this works: The bubbles and candied red fruit textures in the wine compliment the chocolate and peanuts beautifully.

Texas Fire Chili and Urban Hof Qba Riesling

Why this works: Light, bright, acidic reisling and residual sugars will compliment the darkness of the game meat in the chili.

Spicy Corn Nuts and Moscato

Why this works: The essential sweetness of the moscado and the spice of the corn nuts will be like a party in your mouth.

Sushi and Ruinart Rosé Champagne

Why this works: The light acidity, cranberry edge, and traditional structure of this wine selection provides an elegant backbone to fatty and tender fish like tuna and pick up the salinity of meaty fish, caviar, and roe.

Red Hots and Newton 'Unfiltered' Chardonnay

I don't know if this works yet, but I love the idea. I want you to try it and let me know what you think. Also, we want to know what's the strangest combo food/wine pairing you've ever had to date. Share your stories and selections in the comment section! 

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loneraider92 said on March 23, 2012, 2:35 p.m.:

Great post, I love the reference to Disney. Had me hooked and I read on. Thanks Jamie!

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Jamie Glover Dabbs said on March 29, 2012, 9:35 a.m.:

Paul, thank you for that note, I will update it promptly! I am still learning and am very thankful for the guidance!

Jamie Glover Dabbs said on April 3, 2012, 4:56 p.m.:

Just had frozen Thin Mints and Le Grand Caillou Sauv Blanc - it works! Who knew?

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