Americans consume about 4.25 billion gallons of popcorn each year. Popcorn kernels can pop up to 3 feet in the air. Compared to most snacks it is low in calories with only 31 calories a cup when air popped. The kernels that don’t pop are called old maids. And most importantly, popcorn and wine make a great combination! Alright, so I might have made up that last fact but its true nonetheless.
And here are some of my favorite popcorn and wine combos:
- Buttery, Salty Popcorn: With a nice glass of champagne! Champagne is not just for celebrating with the high acidity and low sugar it will blend nicely and cleanse your palate. Try a Duval-Leroy Brut Non-Vintage.
- Cheesy Popcorn: You can’t go wrong with chardonnay. I suggest a chardonnay with a good fruit and tart balance. Like a 2009 Trefethen Family Vineyard Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley.
- Caramel Popcorn: For you red wine lovers a syrah with this chewy snack is an explosion in your mouth that will leave you wanting more. Go with a 2007 R Merlo Syrah Hyampom Valler Ranch, Trinity County, Ca
So sip back that wine and enjoy some popcorn! Also, check out some movies we suggest here!