Expert reveals the perfect wine pairing for a bag of BBQ Doritos, and we're down
How nice would it be to eat out every night of the week, sipping on delicious wine and over-indulging on expertly prepared food?
Yeah, it's basically my favourite hobby.
Unfortunately, for most of us, this isn't always an option.
Sometimes, life gets in the way and plans fall through and many of us have to make do. Sure look.
Fear not, however, because you can still have a glass of wine at the end of the day.
But you'll probably end up pairing it with something a little less gourmet, like Ben and Jerry's ice cream, or your favourite crisps..
Well, you'll be happy to know that there are wine pairings for all your fave snacks.
Leading wine company, JN Wine, just recently launched its new JN Academy, where people can learn all about vino.
The JN Academy offers tips, insights and tasting opportunities to fully experience the rich aromas of wine tasting.
So I asked one of the experts on the team about something very important...
What wine goes best with a share bag of Doritos (Asking for a friend yeah!)
Stevie from JN Wine told me that Villa Wolf Pinot Noir 2016 (€16.99) is the perfect match for BBQ Doritos.
"There’s nothing I like more than sitting down at the end of the day, accompanied with a few snacks and a glass (or two) of wine. I do have a slight love for BBQ flavour tortilla chips and have found that when I have these, I always enjoy them more with a glass of Pinot Noir."
"The yeast extract from the tortilla chips, which essentially imparts the savoury, umami notes along with the smoky, tomato flavours, pairs perfectly with the earthy, spicy notes of the Pinot Noir."
If Stevie’s match isn’t quite “chilled” enough for you, Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé 2018 (€15.50) is the light, pale pink sibling of the regular Pinot Noir.
And it is freakin' delicious.
The flavours are similar, but the cooler serving temperature of the Rosé will add a touch more refreshment; a perfect pairing to welcome guests before dinner.
You can find out more about the JN Academy here, if you fancy yourself a bit of a sommelier.