I came across this photo today in my Facebook newsfeed. I was definitely intrigued, but a bit horrified at the same time. Perhaps, wine-flavored chips is the next big thing? I did a quick Google search to see if this was actually a new flavor, but I think it's just a joke. Nevertheless, I did come across a great article by Food and Wine about potato chips and wine pairing!
Here a list of the wines from my luncheon, as well as the tasting notes for them. I didn't think the five of us would make it to the Amarone della Valpollicella for after dinner, but we sure did without any trouble at all.
I love having friends over for wine pairing luncheons and dinners a few times a year. Since it's 35˚C in Tokyo now, I wanted to keep the luncheon and wines light. I never thought that a group of five would make it to a dessert wine, but I did finally get to pop open my Amarone della Valpolicella. It's not a dessert wine, but it did stand alone deliciously well after the peach torte.
One of my guests asked about the Amarone grapes, and there is always ones of the grapes from the blend that I forget! This time it was Rondinella. I definitely need to remember Corvina, Corvinone, Rondiella and Molinera for my upcoming exam!