3 Quick and Easy Pairings for Wine with Snacks
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and this year Galentine’s Day falls on Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. Plus Super Bowl 58 kicks off the week. With all of these celebrations happening at once, you need some quick and easy pairings for wine with snacks. Because, of course, you’re celebrating at least one of these, right?
Because you want something quick and easy, we’ve done the pairing for you. Yes, we thoroughly enjoyed the assignment. You’ll enjoy the simplicity and convenience of these savory roasted pecan snacks, whatever your favorite wine.
Convenient Snacks to Keep on Hand
First of all, you want to stock up on snacks. Our savory roasted pecans are an easy snack with a long shelf life. You can order them online for front-door delivery. When you open one of our resealable bags, you’ll soon find yourself reaching for just one more. Because pecans are full of nutrients your body needs, you can eat them without guilt. They’re a superfood that is high in monounsaturated fat, the same kind of good fat found in olive oil.
They’re also a good snack to keep on hand for a casual wine night with friends. For that reason, you might want to buy the larger Pantry Size, especially if you like last-minute get-togethers.
Pecans are a great snack that goes well with both white and red wines. Whether you’re in the mood for a dry or a sweet wine with snacks, red or white, these pairings are quick and easy. If you don’t have plenty of pecans in your pantry already, you can add them now.
Pairing Wine with Snacks
I’ve grouped these snacks by Sweet Wines and Dry Wines. However, the best wine with snacks pairings are the ones you like. Go ahead and experiment. You might surprise yourself. When you find a combination you like, be sure to post it on our Facebook or Instagram pages.
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A step up from a sweet barbecue and minus any added sugar, this one is flavorful but not too spicy or hot. Subtle hints of bacon, vinegar, and pepper heat make this a favorite for barbecue lovers.
Dry Riesling, Shiraz or Syrah, or Zinfandel. Or, try a dry rosé.
Chenin Blanc or White Zinfandel
Tap into the spiciness of a gingersnap cookie without the wheat and a little agave sugar to round out the ginger in these Agave Ginger roasted pecan halves.
Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Grenache, Pinot Noir, or full-bodied Valpolicella
Sauternes, Sweet Riesling, or Chenin Blanc
Bacon is hard to resist any time of year and maple sugar is a seasonal favorite flavor that brings a touch of comfort on a cold night. Less sweet than you might expect, Bacon Maple is the perfect blend of smoky bacon, organic maple sugar, and salty goodness. If you want to emphasize the sweet maple, pair this snack with a sweet wine such as one of these, below.
Albariño, Chardonnay, Viognier, sparkling wines and Champagne, Syrah, or Malbec
Madeira, Muscat, or Tawny Port
Yes, certain wines work better with some snacks than with others. You don’t need to overthink it. This is true whether you’re doing some last-minute planning for Valentine’s Day, easing into the evening after a tiring day at work, or settling down on the sofa for some well-deserved “me” time.
Just pour a glass of your favorite vino, collect your snacks from the pantry, and enjoy!
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