Whether you’re hosting an informal gathering, or just looking for the perfect treat to enjoy with a nice bottle of white after work, there are plenty of snacks that go great with the fairer grape. Depending on whether you prefer to go sweet or dry, some foods will act as more natural accompaniments.
Below is a list of the ten best snacks that go with white wine perfectly:
Everyone loves popcorn, right? Cheap, simple to make, and easy to customize, popcorn is great as part of a spread or enjoyed on its own. In terms of pairing, the taste of standard popcorn tends to pair well with whites like Chardonnay because of the buttery taste that both have. The creamy flavour of the wine works in perfect synchrony with the richness of popcorn without being too overpowering and hiding its tastes.
2. Chips and Salsa
Another crowd favourite, chips are dips are sure to be welcome sight on any snack table. When it comes to serving them with wine, the only rule is that the bottle you choose to serve should also have a fairly high acidity level to match the acidity in the dish. Riesling or Pinot Grigio are both good examples of white wine that will tend to enhance the ingredients in salsa and act as a nice counterpoint.
3. Baked brie
Wine and cheese deserve to be together and white wine is no exception. Baked brie or other type of soft cheese pairs well with both sweet and acidic white wine flavors given its salty yet creamy flavor. Thanks to this versatility, brie is a good snack to have on hand if there are going to be multiple kinds of white wine consumed over the course of the evening.
A simple plate of prawns has the ability to elevate the sophistication of the evening without much effort. Considering you’ve already got a glamorous vibe going on, why not pop a bottle of Prosecco? If you’re not into bubbles, a fairly neutral white, such as Chablis or Pinot Grigio also makes a great choice.
5. Mini Cupcakes
White wine is also great with sweet treats. Moscato is a great companion with sugary cupcakes, for example. The two will play off one another nicely and make for a memorable and fun little snack.
Pizza, even leftover cold pizza, makes a great snack with white wine. Pinot Grigio is particularly well suited thanks to the fact that this semi-dry and slightly fruity wine pairs well with all Italian flavors.
7. Fruit plate
If you’re looking to keep your snacking on the healthier side of things, a selection of fruit is a great option. In terms of wine pairing, basically anything sweet will do. Try pairing with a Riesling or Moscato.
8. Hummus and pita
The creamy and full taste of hummus is delicious with wine. White wine is especially fun to experiment with when it comes to trying differently flavoured hummus. Think dry whites with garlic or avocado hummus and you’re sure to have a winner.
A classic bar snack, there’s a reason why a bowl of nuts is so often found alongside your after-work drink. When it comes to pairing with white, cashews and pistachios are perfect with a fresh sweet wine. If you’re really looking to treat yourself, try champagne with almonds. Delightful
Olives and grapes belong together. They even grow together in their natural state. When pairing with white though, you’re best sticking with ripe green olives. Pair with a crisp white wine and you’ve got the perfect match.