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February 13, 2018 | By

Pairing Your Wine with Popcorn

With the 2018 SAG awards and 60th Annual Grammy Awards now behind us, it’s safe to say that the awards season is well under way! If you enjoy watching the live coverage with a glass of vino, we’ve got the perfect popcorn pairings to complement whatever is in your glass; so you can spend more time enjoying the red carpet pleasantries, and of course – the awards ceremonies!

We’ve got a list of popcorn pairings with RJS Craft Winemaking wines to take the guesswork out of your pairings. Try them out for these upcoming award shows: Independent Film Spirit Awards on March 3, 2018, the Oscars 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, or save them for the Emmy Awards on September 17, 2018.

Buttered Popcorn: Pair with a buttery wine, our En Primeur Winery Series Chile Chardonnay, or our Cru International California Chardonnay style will make great companions.

Caramel corn: Pair with a sweet wine, like our Cru Specialty Riesling Style Dessert Wine.

Cheddar or Parmesan Popcorn: The strong cheese flavours require a robust wine, such as our En Primeur Winery Series Australia Cabernet Sauvignon, or Italy Zinfandel.

Spicy Popcorn: For flavours with heat like cajun, chipotle, jalapeño flavours, pair them with our En Primeur Winery Series Germany Riesling Gewürtztraminer or our Cru International Müller-Thurgau Style. If you’d prefer a red, pair with our En Primeur Winery Series Winemakers Trio Red or En Primeur Winery Series Australia Pinot Noir.

Dark Chocolate Popcorn: This popcorn calls for a pairing with a decadent dessert wine, like our Cru Specialty Premium Dessert Wine.

Global Spices: With curry, harissa and other strong spices, pair with our Cru International Ontario Sauvignon Blanc style wine. Rosé is another option, you can try pairing with our Cru International French Rosé style.

Kettle Corn: Try an off-dry/semi-dry (slightly sweet) or sweet wine, like our Cru Select Germany Style Riesling Traminer.

Milk Chocolate Popcorn: Pair this with a port wine, like our Cru Specialty Premium Dessert Wine.

Salted Caramel Or Chocolate: A dry sparkling wine makes for a great pairing, or our Cru Specialty Premium Dessert Wine.

Salty Popcorn or Bacon Popcorn: Like lots of salt? The best pairing is one of our Brew House beers, like our India Pale ale.

Truffle Popcorn: The earthiness of the truffles will pair well with an earthy wine, like our En Primeur Winery Series Australia Pinot Noir, Spain Grenache Syrah, or our Restricted Quantities 2018 Spain Tempranillo.

White Chocolate Popcorn: Dessert wines are the perfect pairing, try with our Cru Specialty Vidal Style dessert wine.

Which pairing will you try first? Comment below with your favourite pairing or a pairing of your own!


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