I drink wine with a lot of different foods; nice dinners, small appetizers, dessert to name a few. When I was recently contacted and given the chance to try out some wine with — potato chips, I was intrigued.
Miss Vickie’s is celebrating a 25 year old milestone this year. Since they were first shared in 1987 at the Alliston Potato Festival in Ontario, they have grown in to Canada’s favorite kettle-cooked potato chip. So to celebrate their anniversary, they are toasting with a nice glass of Rosemount Estate. An Australian wine, Rosemount Estate is a wine I already enjoy.
Now to pair them both together and to see if there is in fact a new food/drink combination to be enjoyed. We sat down with our wine and chips and had some company over to watch a movie.
Below are the three pairings thatthe team at Rosemount Estatecame up with (our thoughts are after the descriptions):
- MISS VICKIE’S ORIGINAL RECIPE POTATO CHIPS + ROSEMOUNT ESTATE SHIRAZ-CABERNET
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.
- MISS VICKIE’S SEA SALT & MALT VINEGAR POTATO CHIPS + ROSEMOUNT ESTATE PINOT GRIGIO
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.
- MISS VICKIE’S BALSAMIC VINEGAR & SWEET ONION POTATO CHIPS + ROSEMOUNT ESTATE SHIRAZ
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.
Everyone’s favorite by far was the Miss Vickie’s Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar Potato Chips with the Rosemount Estate Pinot Grigio. The taste went really well together and no one wanted to try any of the other options. In hindsight, we should have ended with this one.
Still tasty, but the least favorite option was the Miss Vickie’s Original Recipe Potato Chips with the Rosemount Estate Shiraz-Cabernet. I think it was because the original flavour was lacking in other flavours for us.
You can find Miss Vickie’s potato chips at all major retailers at a suggested retail price of $3.69 for a 220g bag, and Rosemount Estate wines are available at wine stores throughout Canada at an average retail price of $15. Not too bad for a fun movie night in.
Please drink responsibly people.
*Disclosure – I received the above pairings from Miss Vickie’s and Rosemount Estates in order to complete my feature. The opinions in this post are mine only.