Wine and chips make for a classic and simple snack pairing that is both satisfying and enjoyable, and boy do we love a good snack combo! The crisp texture of chips complements the acidity of a glass of wine, while the saltiness of the chips enhances the flavors of the wine. The key to a successful wine and chips pairing is to consider the flavors of both the wine and chips.
Experimenting with different flavor combinations can lead to discovering new and delicious pairings, but don’t worry we’ve done the hard (snacking) work for you, and paired the best flavours with our favourite Hunter Valley wines.
Original Smiths with 2019 Sparkling Chardonnay
Sparkling wine and plain salted chips make for a delightful pairing that elevates the simple snack to a more sophisticated experience. The bubbles in sparkling wine cleanse the palate and pair perfectly with the saltiness of the chips, creating a balanced and satisfying taste. Our zesty and creamy 2019 Sparkling Chardonnay makes the perfect pairing with the savoury, saltiness of the Smiths Original crinkle cut. Whether for a celebratory occasion or a casual snack, sparkling wine and salted chips is a classic and enjoyable combination.
Cheese & Onion Smiths with 2022 Special Release Pecorino
Pairing pecorino wine with cheese and onion flavored chips can result in a mouth-watering combination. The herbal flavors & morish natural acidity of pecorino wine complement the richness of the cheese in the chips and balance the sweetness of the onions. The saltiness of the chips and the wine also bring out each other’s flavors, creating a harmonious taste. This pairing is perfect for an after-work snack or for an evening in with friends. This was the absolute favourite combination
Light & Tangy Lays with 2019 Limited Release Chardonnay
Light and tangy chips are best paired with a crisp and refreshing Chardonnay wine such as our 2019 Limited Release Chardonnay. The bright acidity and stonefruit undertones in our chardonnay cuts through the tanginess of the chips, creating a balanced and flavourful combination. To enhance the taste, serve the Chardonnay slightly chilled, as the cool temperature will bring out its fruit and acidity. The pairing of light and tangy chips with our 2019 Limited Release Chardonnay is perfect for summertime snacking or for a light, refreshing bite while watching Married at First Sight.
Chicken Twisties with 2022 Estate Rosé
Pairing chicken twisties chips with a glass of our 2022 Estate Rosé wine creates a delicious and satisfying snack combination. The savory flavour of the chicken twisties chips pairs well with the light and crisp characteristics of our rosé. The acidity in rosé wine helps to cut through the richness of the chips, making for a balanced and delicious combo. The pairing of chicken twisties with rosé wine is perfect for a casual get-together with friends or a relaxing afternoon at home.
Red Rock Deli Braised Beef Brisket with 2020 LDR Vineyard Shiraz Touriga
Pairing the Limited Edition Braised Brisket Beef Red Rock Deli chips with our bold and full-bodied 2020 LDR Vineyard Shiraz Touriga wine creates a delicious and hearty snack combination. The rich and smoky flavor of the brisket beef chips pairs well with the bold fruit and spice flavors of Shiraz Touriga. The tannins in the wine help to cut through the richness of the chips, making for a well-balanced taste. The pairing of these savoury chips with our 2020 LDR Vineyard Shiraz Touriga is perfect for a meat-lover’s night in or for a satisfying post-work snack.