With all the hype on Instagram and food websites, everyone is going crazy with how creative one can get with french fries. Decorated with everything from chili to ice cream – yep, ice cream! How about them paired with wine? Whether you plan on trying this or not, you’re definitely curious. (I see you!) (*wink) – Let ‘s see if I can get you to indulge in this unique and yummy pairing.
Classic French Fries + Champagne – The high acidity and bubbles in Champagne, compliment the salt and fat in regular french fries, making it a carby-goodness.
Chili Cheese Fries + Tinto Finto – This Spain based wine mellows the spice on the chili fries cheese fries, giving you a “hot and sweet thang goin'” in your mouth. AND, don’t worry about the cheese messing anything up with this pairing, it adds to it perfectly.
Cheese Fries + California Chardonnay – Now, if you want just cheese fries, this would pair well with a California Chardonnay. This is where sweet and richness collide.
Animal Style Fries + Verdejo – This pairing was hard, because there is so much shit on these fries (laughs) – Much like this style of fry, I just wanted to throw the towel in and say, “Anything goes!”. BUT, I thought and tasted, and thought some more, and I FINALLY got it. Verdejo. The tangy citrus plays off of the secret sauce, while the acidity is high enough to refresh your mouth, making you crave more.
Sweet Potato Fries + White Bordeaux – Let’s throw in a healthy choice, shall we? These fries have an earthy taste, so the White Bordeaux will add a nutmeg, cinnamon, toasty taste, giving them a little “ooomph!”.
Poutine Fries + Dry Riesling – These fries are very, heavy. So make sure you are pretty hungry before you order these little pieces of heaven. The sour citrus and fruit, helps cut through the heavyness of the gravy, still tasting amazing but lightening the “load” a bit (laughs).
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Tater Tots + Dry Riesling – Again, with the Dry Riesling! Riesling is know for it’s naturally high acidity, making it a perfect pairing for salty, greasy tater tots (laughs) – I mean that in a good way, I promise!
Note: I was going to pair waffle, truffle and garlic fries as well but got bored with them Lol if you need a recommendation, get a hold of me 🙂 All wines listed here are available for purchase at your local Total Wine & More retail store as well as online! XO