I'm generally a pretty healthy eater. My idea of fast food is picking up a readymade vegetable-heavy dinner from Whole Foods. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, I love Cheetos.
In fact, I have dedicated an entire day of the week to it: "Cheeto Sunday." The idea is simple. On Sundays, I eat Cheetos. Lots of them. This week I thought I would combine my love of Cheetos with my love of wine. The results were ridiculously successful.
I went with a 2009 Höpler Grüner Veltliner, an Austrian wine with subtle mineral tones and a faint aroma of apricots. It is a delicate wine with a nice fruity sweetness and velvety finish. Although my family is not usually big on wine, we were literally fighting over the last glass (and the last Cheeto).
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The cheesy chips and the wine didn't overpower each other. The saltiness of the Cheetos subdued the sweetness of the wine, and the wine provided a creaminess that balanced the dryness of the Cheeto. It was an excellent pairing that will soon be repeated. Probably next Sunday.