Snacks and Wine Pairings

Snacks and wine pairings are great for summer. Because, sometimes we do not need a big meal to enjoy wine. For this reason, finger food or snacks are the best alternative for those hot summer days. Hence, we are bringing you the tasty snacks and wine pairings for you to enjoy during summer. Try these snack and wine pairings suggestions, you will be surprised on 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.

We recommend these pairings for all your summer but these savory treats are perfect to prepare specially for the Fourth of July.

About

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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If you want to learn more about Congruent and Complementary pairings read Winefolly Pairing tips.