Food and wine pairings don’t always include the classics such as cabernet sauvignon and steak. For fun try a sauvignon blanc with guacamole, or buttered popcorn with a buttery chardonnay.
Here we have some Fourth of July pairings from our friends at BevMo! which is having a sale.
Hot Dogs and Sparkling Wine
Charles Ninot Sparkling Wine Brut; $16.99 and second one for 5 cents.
The bubbles and citrus help to cut the fattiness and complement the saltiness.
Grilled Corn and Chardonnay
Bushranger Cpt. Starlight Chardonnay '09; $16.99 and second one for 5 cents.
The citrus and mineral flavors and full body are the perfect complement to the sweet corn and salty butter.
Spicy Brats and Syrah
Hahn Estates Syrah '10; $15.99 and second one for 5 cents.
A full-bodied red with ripe fruit tones compliments the heat.
Burgers and Zinfandel
Gen 5 Zinfandel '10; $14.99 and second one for 5 cents.
This rich and slightly peppery wine pairs well with smokey flavors, and even barbeque sauce.
The nearest BevMo! to Cupertino are:
1247 W. El Camino Real
5205 Prospect Rd., Ste 157
423 San Antonio Rd.
Wines can also be purchased at Flight Wine & Food, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Target, Coach House and Liquor.