Stumped by how to pair wine and fried food favorites? We put together wine and french fries for this unexpected wine and food partnership. Here are three wine pairings that work with these salty treats, as well as a few pairings to avoid.
French Fries and Beaujolais-Villages Gamay
Wine and fried foods go together when the wine cuts through oily sensations on the palate. With its refreshing finish, the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages is delicious. Plus, the soft tannins of the Gamay grape work well with the saltiness of fries. Look for a red that has a low or moderate level of tannins.
Wine to try: George Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages
French Fries and Chardonnay
One pairing that works particularly well with fries is chardonnay, such as Louis Jadot Macon-Villages. The hints of yellow apples in this light, fresh, citrusy white contrast deliciously with the salty, savory umami of your favorite french fries.
Wine to try: Louis Jadot Macon-Villages
French Fries and Lambrusco
While many wine-and-food pairings are based on similarities, opposites do attract. One classic example: sweet and salty. For a fun match, serve your fries with Riunite Lambrusco, a soft, sweet, lightly sparkling red. Refreshing (be sure to serve chilled) and easy to drink, this is a perfect combo on a hot summer's day.
Wine to try: Riunite Lambrusco
French Fries and Wines to Avoid
Avoid a very aromatic wine such as moscato or Gewürztraminer. Extremely floral and aromatic wines have distinctive aromas on the nose and in your mouth, and can swamp the more neutral flavors of fries.