Pairing Chex Mix and Wine

May 9, 2012

While recently happily snacking on Chex Mix and (naturally) uploading a photo to Facebook, I was asked by a friend what wine I would pair with this classic salty snack mix. The first response that came to mind? "Chateau Beer." But after thinking about it for a while (a beer or two), I figured that Chex Mix would be great with sparkling wines. Why? Salty snacks just have an affinity for bubbles; they refresh and wash away some of that saltiness. This also holds true for the liberal amount of butter this particular mix was coated with; you need something to cut through all that fat. Look for an inexpensive and informal sparkling wine like Cava from Spain or Prosecco from Italy.

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