Season plain popcorn however you like; there’s a wine that goes with it. Here, a low-calorie seasoning: mixed herbs (photo © Hidden Valley).
For the Oscars on Sunday, how about some popcorn pairing fun?
If you typically watch the show with a bowl of popcorn, consider moving past the beer and soda in favor of wine pairings.
Wine and popcorn? Why not?
It’s another opportunity to see how your palate responds to different flavor pairings.
As with all foods, wines are paired to the seasonings of the dish. That big combo can of three flavors—buttered, caramel and cheese corn—enables you to try three different wine pairings, with more flavor pairings below.
You can hold a wine-and-popcorn pairing for movie night, sports games, or just for a fun get-together.
As with beer, sparkling wine goes with anything, whether white (cava, prosecco), rosé sparkling or red sparkling (such as brachetto d’asti or lambrusco). (See the different types of sparkling wine, and rosé sparklers).
But you can also create a pairing party. Your personal preferences take precedence over “logical” recommendations below. If you prefer pinot grigio or rosé, serve it!
Where would we be without popcorn?
Americans consume approximately 17.3 billion quarts of popcorn each year.
The history of popcorn—originally not a snack food, but ground into flour for subsistence fare.
The history of popcorn in the U.S.. It was first used by the colonists as a breakfast cereal, served with milk and sugar.
What makes popcorn kernels pop—only strains developed to pop are used for popcorn.
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