There is something so addictive about freshly popped popcorn. And while we most often think about pairing it with a soda, matching it up with a good wine can really elevate a snacking experience. Plus movies are always a little better when you have a slight buzz going.
This particular popcorn was seasoned with a black truffle salt, so a medium-bodied, tart red seemed appropriate. I chose a 2007 Cru Pinot Noir. The wine was surprisingly light on the palate and very drinkable. It was not overly sweet, though a bit more sweetness might actually have held its own with the salty popcorn.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
I enjoyed the combination quite a bit, but my companion felt that due to the intensity of the truffle flavors, a more full-bodied wine would have worked a bit better. I could build a case either way. Regardless, it was a thoroughly fun snacking experience and made watching Weekend at Bernie's 2 again just that much more fun.