Ask your friends what their favorite comfort foods are and you are likely to get a variety of responses. Your favorite comfort foods are likely linked to happy memories from childhood, so where & how you were raised will definitely play into it. I’ve observed that there are certain common denominators, namely pasta & cheese. I guess those 2 ingredients are universally warm & fuzzy to all. Here’s a few ideas for pairing your favorite comfort foods with your favorite wines! Definitely the formula for a great night!
Chocolate Chip Cookies paired with King Brilliant Cut
There are few things in this world that make my mouth as happy as sweet, creamy chocolate and dry, earthy, red wine. If you’re really bold, you can even dunk them. Another great option is dunking biscotti into red wine like they do in Italia! I’d also be on board with pairing your chocolate chip cookies & King Brilliant with some guilty-pleasure TV!
Buttered Popcorn paired with Queen Brilliant Cut
Popcorn and wine. Always an amazing pairing. Great for binge-watching your favorites on Netflix. Salty, buttery popcorn is a great match with this dry white wine with a touch of oak. Check out some other popcorn & wine pairings here.
Frito Pie paired with Radiant Cut
Frito Pie, Walking Tacos, whatever you call it it will feed a crowd. Meaty & spicy & topped with shredded cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, or whatever fixins you like; it will pair like a dream with this lighter-bodied, semi-sweet red wine. A feast for the family, with wine for mom. What more could you ask for?
Mac & Cheese paired with Princess Cut
The quintessential comfort food, folks of all ages enjoy Mac & Cheese. Fruity, tangy, Princess Cut makes a great contrast, cutting through the creamy goodness in each bite. Want to take it up a notch? Why not make a MacSanga? What a great introduction to Family Game Night!
Twice-Baked Potatoes paired with Rosette Cut
Potatoes, cheese, sour cream, bacon, Twice Baked Potatoes are a comfort food lover’s dream! As a meal in & of itself, or alongside a grilled steak, the semi-sweet, floral-scented Rosette Cut makes a great compliment to these decadent beauties! Want a twist? How about a Twice-Baked Sweet Potato topped with marshmallows?
Grilled PB&J with Trilliant Cut
As a kid, PB&J is the first food pairing you ever learn; and you never get over it, really. Have you ever had one grilled? How about with bacon? Elvis had it right, and sweet Trilliant Cut will be the perfect pair for any of your peanut butter concoctions. Also, a great compliment to a family dance party!
Glazed Donuts with Navette Cut
Coffee & donuts. Sure, that’s what the other folks are doing, but if you want to go waaay outside the box, enjoy your Krispy Kremes with a sweet, peachy white wine. While your at it, why not turn your donut love into a bread pudding or a pie? Homer Simpson would be proud!