Top 10 fine wine and junk food pairings

While we’d all love to be able to kick back on a Tuesday night with a rare fillet steak slathered in truffle butter, some nights you find yourself staring into an empty fridge with a growling tummy.

If you do succumb to a takeaway, the wine side of things needn’t have to suffer. In fact, pairing fine wine with junk food can be a joyous voyage of discovery. It’s a well known secret in the wine trade that many of us enjoy cracking open a bottle of vintage Champagne to enjoy with our fish ‘n’ chips on a Friday night.

But with the continued meteoric rise of casual dining and the emergence of the single dish restaurants, everything from burgers, hot dogs and fried chicken have been given the gourmet treatment and deserve to be paired with a decent drop.

There’s something wonderfully irreverent and subversive about drinking a fine wine with fast food – the Sideways experience if you will. Read on for our round-up of top 10 fine wine and junk food pairings. If it inspires you do try one of them out or ignites your rage, then let us know in the comment box below. Bon appétit!

5 Responses to “Top 10 fine wine and junk food pairings”

  1. David Ling says:

    Brilliant… but you forgot the best of all : Spag Bog and Gewurztraminer !!!

  2. jaubertt says:

    But the picture is not showing Shish kebab at all, but lamb skewers..

  3. Fish and chips with Champagne is one of our family treats and a must on Christmas Eve and Hogmany. Must save some of my Malbec to try with my Willie’s Cacao chocolate (definitely not junk food though).

  4. Jeff Said says:

    Where are the burger and fried chicken from???

  5. Jody says:

    Really? American Classic foods – paired with everything but American wines???

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