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A Very Important Guide to Pairing Popcorn and Wine


Popcorn’s origins may predate U.S. history, but Americans can’t get enough of this timeless snack. From movie theaters to county fairs, game nights and weekends at home with Netflix, popcorn has a permanent place. The snack can be both nourishing and comforting.

Whether you prefer your bucket or bowl with savory flavors, a buttery topping or sweet and sticky, there is a wine from one of the many diverse regions across the country that will really make it pop.


Classic buttered popcorn is like a warm hug. It’s toasty and creamy, with a fluffy, yielding texture. Pair with a bold Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California. Choose one with oaky notes of vanilla and nuts and the buttery richness produced from malolactic fermentation. A chilled sip following a warm mouthful will land you on cloud nine.


Pop your kernels in duck fat, sprinkle with salt and porcini mushroom powder and be immediately transported to a log-cabin adventure. Meaty and smoky flavors pair well with earthy Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. These wines exude a truffle-like decadence along with wild herbal notes that will bring out the gamy flavor of duck fat, while the high acidity cuts through all the richness for a perfect balance.