Whether you’re settling in for a movie night or having one of those “treat yourself” days (or weeks, months…), it’s always a good idea to combine your favourite snacks with wine. There’s no better way to class up your junk food obsession than with the perfect wine pairings!

Here are some perfect wine pairings for the most popular (and delicious) junk foods:


Savoury Snacks Paired with Wine


Doritos & Cheetos Wine Pairings

Best Wine For Nacho Cheese-Flavoured Doritos or Cheetos:Pinot Noir or Grenache.



Best Wine Pairing for Ranch Doritos: Medium-bodied white, like a Pinot Gris or Chardonnay.

Best Wine for Sweet Chili Heat Doritos:Off-Dry Riesling

You also can’t go wrong pairing these with a rosé, which goes with almost everything!


Potato Chips and Wine Pairings

Plain Potato Chips your passion? Reach for an un-oaked Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. All match well with the saltiness of the chips.

Bolder flavoured BBQ chips pair well with a California Zinfandel or a fruity, chilled Pinot Noir.



Popcorn and Wine Pairings

Buttered Popcorn calls for a creamy, buttery Chardonnay (more like, Chardon-yay!) You can also get fancy-schmancy, and pair popcorn with Champagne. Divine!



Chips & Salsa and Wine Pairings

A Mexican fiesta on the couch with Tortilla Chips and Salsa? Go for a Dry Riesling, Pinot Grigio, or Sauvignon Blanc which will cut the spiciness of the salsa and hold up to the saltiness of the chips.


French Fries and Wine Pairings

French fries are easy-peasy for matching and go well with reds such as Pinot Noir and Merlot; light, crisp Pinot Grigio or a bubbly Prosecco, ‘cause fried foods always love bubbles!



Cheese Balls and Wine Pairings

Cheese Balls and Pinot Noir are a match made in heaven.



Sweet Treats Paired with Wine


Cookies and Wine Pairings

Chocolate chip cookies pair well with a more full-bodied wine like Syrah or Cabernet Sauvignon.

Oatmeal Raisin more your flavour? Try a Pinot Noir or Viognier.

Feeling the Christmas cheer? Ginger cookies taste wicked with a racy Zinfandel.



Brownies and Wine Pairings

Dark rich brownies deserve a Merlot.



All Kinds of Pie and Wine Pairings

Apple pie and sweeter wines match well, so look for a fizzy Moscato d’Asti.

Cherry pie and Syrah are wonderful friends as the wine can stand up next to the big fruity flavours of the cherry.

The same goes for blueberry pie and a California Cabernet Sauvignon since the wine is bold enough for the fruit bomb pie.



Cheesecake and Wine Pairings

Cheesecake and Icewine are pretty much the epitome of decadence. Wow!


Hungry for more wine pairings? Check out these delicious wine pairings and recipes:

The Best Wine Pairings for a Boozy Breakfast or Brunch
10 Tasty Vegetarian Recipes Made with Wine
Southern Food & Wine: The Best Wine Pairings for Soul Food