We do not need a big meal to enjoy wine. Instead, we can enjoy wine paired with snacks, cheese, and finger food if you do not want to cook in the summer heat. Try these snack and wine pairings suggestions. You will be surprised at how much they can satisfy you!
1. Mama Geraldine’s Parmesan Herbs Cheese Straws and a red bold Brunello.
The savory profile of Mama Geraldine’s Parmesan Herbs Cheese Straws pairs deliciously with a bold red wine such as a Brunello. If you are in the mood for something more light on the red wine it also pais perfectly with a Chianti.
2. Mama Geraldine’s Chipotle Cheddar or Pimiento Cheese Straws and a Sonoma Coast Chardonnay.
Mama Geraldine’s savory baked Cheese Straws are baked with 50% 12-month Aged Wisconsin Cheddar and the Chipotle and Pimiento flavors pair exquisitely with the creaminesss of a Chardonnay. This flavorful experience is a must for white wine lovers.
3. Salty Nuts and a semi dry riesling.
This is a contrast pairing, the salt of the nuts are sucullently paired with a semi dry riesling. The salty nuts match well with a zesty white wine such as the semi dry riesling. Believe us when we said that you would like to repeat this delicious experience over and over.
4. Laiki Crackers and a dry rosé.
Laiki Crackers are wholegrain and crunchy healthy snack will satisfy your cravings. Made with black rice, Laiki Crakers paired with a dry Rosé creates balance by contrasting the light salty flavors of the crakers. Particularly, we paired it with a dry Côtes de Provence Rosé that reminisces a light healthy fare to watch a romantic summer sunset.
5. Mama Geraldine’s Cookies and Moscato d’ Asti
Mama Geraldine’s Cookies are flavorful and will satisfy the cravings of those that we have a sweet tooth. For wine, we recommend a congruent pairing to amplify the shared sweet flavor compounds. Pair this light sweet cookies with a dry sweet Moscato d’Asti to add to the sweetness and enjoy a blisful moment.
6. Festive Chickpeas Garbanzo Halves and Chardonnay
If you are looking for a no peanut allergens, gluten free, low sodium, no cholesterol and savory snack look o more. Festive Chickpeas Garbanzo Halves is all you need. They come in different flavors, including Sour Cream and Onion, Sweet & Smoky BBQ, Ranch and Sea Salt and paired with Dutcher Crossing Chardonnay from Bacigalupi Vineyards are glorious. Is the snack that will satisfy the vegans and vegetarians in your life and those who are looking for a healthy yet very tasty snack.
To learn more visit www.FeelFestive.com or @FestiveChickpeas
6. AlcoEats Funny Nuts and Austrian Wine Tagelsteiner Rotgipfler
Healthy Snacks and Wine go hand in hand. Moreover, Indian Flavors and Austrian Wines never tasted as good togheter until now! These uniquely flavored cashews pack a punch when it comes to taste and pair amazingly delicious with the fresh and a bit fruity flavors of the Tagelsteiner Rotgipfler. You might have not heard about this wine before but it’s a native grape of Austria that offers great value and complements delicious the spicy chashews. A snack that will surprise your guests for sure on your high standards and pairing skills.
AlcoEats cashews are farmed in the landscape of India and are peppered with natural flavors for a healthy and tasty source of energy. For more information, please visit: https://alcoeats.com/collections/cashews
We recommend these pairings for all your summer but these savory treats are perfect to prepare specially for the Fourth of July.
Laiki Crackers (pronounced LY-KEY)
Laiki® Crackers contain all of the wholegrain nutrients and none of the gluten, GMOs, or artificial flavors that permeate most of what you see in the snack aisle. Finally, you can satisfy your crunchy cravings guilt-free. Made from black rice, which is an ancient whole grain superfood for super snacking! You didn’t hear it from us, but they are strangely reminiscent of a favorite childhood snack – Bugles! Comes in a convenient, resealable bag perfect for taking on a 4th of July picnic or serving up some favorite patriotic fare. https://www.laikicrackers.com/
Mama Geraldine’s Cheese Straws
Their premium baked Cheese Straw snacks pair beautifully with wine, craft beer, fresh lemonade and sharing good times with family and friends. They turn an “I should eat this salad” into an “I must eat this salad” and they are the first to go on charcuterie boards. Mama Geraldine’s is an artisan crafted savory baked cheese straw with 50% 12-month Aged Wisconsin Cheddar Cheeses. Offered in Aged Cheddar, Pimento Cheese, Chipotle Cheddar and Parmesan Herb. Also, the Aged Cheddar and Parmesan Herb come in Gluten Free. They also offer 3 flavors of Geraldine’s Cookies: Italian Wedding, Pecan Cini-Minis and Key Lime. https://www.mamageraldines.com
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These Chickpeas have ZERO preservatives, are non-GMO, soy-free, gluten-free and are 100% vegan to accommodate every snacker’s lifestyle. Aside from being plentiful with protein and nutritious, they’re exploding with flavor. Each pocket-sized bag is abundant in fiber, iron and potassium, has 10 grams of protein and no trans fats. The crispy chickpeas are dusted with ocean-fresh sea salt – making them an easy and equally satiating alternative to potato chips. Festive foods is introducing chickpeas to a new generation of people making it crunchy, crispy full of protein and fiber; satisfying flavor. http://www.feelfestive.com/
AlcoEats Funny Nuts
These uniquely flavored cashews pack a punch when it comes to taste! These cashews are farmed in the landscape of India and are peppered with natural flavors for a healthy and tasty source of energy. Made in India, made with 100% natural ingredients, designated Halal, Paleo friendly Tastier, Healthier, Better. The reason’s simple: We stay pure. For more information, please visit: https://alcoeats.com/collections/cashews
Let me reassure you that snacks and wine pairings are great for summer. If you try any let us know!
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