What a celebration! Miss Vickie is 25 and I helped to celebrate with friends and family. Delicious, specially-made wine pairings. I looked forward to a fun evening with new and exciting taste combinations.
For my party, I was sent 3 amazing pairings.
Sophistication without pretense
The crunch of Miss Vickie’s Original Recipe potato chips forms an ideal backdrop for the spicy fruit richness of Shiraz and unmistakable blackcurrant flavours of Cabernet. An ideal balance of salt seasoning melds seamlessly with integrated oak flavours in the wine creating the ultimate, irresistible snack.
A classic combination
Miss Vickie’s Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar potato chips’ distinctive tangy taste truly shows off the tropical fruit and pear flavours in this Pinot Grigio. Always a crowd pleaser, this wine has great texture across the palate which stands up well to the savoury flavours in this expression of a much-loved classic flavoured chip.
The popular Rosemount Diamond Shiraz finds its ultimate match here. The complex taste of Miss Vickie’s Balsamic Vinegar & Sweet Onion potato chips, a balance of sweet and sour, perfectly complements the wine’s vibrant cassis flavours while the sweet onion brings out enticing hints of licorice and spice. Look for a smooth, seamless integration of all components supported by silky tannins which carry the flavours forward in a lingering finish.
We all agreed that each of the flavours of chips were divine. The favourite was the balsamic vinegar and sweet onion. It was also agreed that although each of the chips could of gone with any of the red wines, that the pairing of the sea salt and malt vinegar seemed to overpower the Pinot Grigiot. When eating this combination together, the white wine was very mild and almost watery.
The two reds and their pairings definiately complimented with one another. We all enjoyed this taste testing experience and wish Miss Vickie many more celebrations!