Wine isn’t meant just to be served in a crystal glass with a cloth napkin. In fact, it tastes just as good, if not better, in a red Solo cup along with some munchies.
Next time you decide to have a girl’s (or guy’s) night in, check out these budget-friendly wine and snack pairings. You’ll be the most popular person on your hall before you know it.
1. Barefoot Moscato
This wine is a personal favorite. Its sweet bubbly taste and fruity aromas—including a hint of citrus, peach, and apricot—almost make you believe you’re drinking apple juice. Since Moscato is traditionally a dessert wine, it pairs perfectly with fruit, so break out those healthy raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries.
2. Barefoot Pink Moscato
Even sweeter and bubblier than regular Moscato, pink Moscato should definitely be broken out for a girl’s night. The mix of cherry, raspberry, and pomegranate flavors match perfectly with fruits as well, but it can easily be paired with Saturday night takeout that we all know and love.
3. Cupcake Red Velvet
This wine is a real treat and its name definitely does it justice. Although reds tend to be a bit more flavorful and often require an acquired taste, Cupcake Red Velvet is definitely velvety smooth and goes down easy. Its chocolate, blackberry, and red fruit aromas with a slight hint of coconut and creamy mocha flavors can be expertly paired with dark chocolate.
4. Barefoot Pinot Grigio
Light and rich, Barefoot Pinot Grigio has a tart green apple taste with a white peach undertone, which will instantly remind you of summer. This wine tends to go great with the 3 P’s: poultry, pasta, and pizza. This also pairs perfectly with that late-night Domino’s you just decided to order.
5. Yellowtail Shiraz
This is another red wine that won’t disappoint. It leaves a lingering aftertaste of ripe strawberries and cherries, as well as some vanilla undertones. This Shiraz goes best with crackers and strong cheeses, but you don’t need to ignore that basic cheddar or string cheese you keep in your fridge.
6. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
If you’re feeling like splurging, drink Kim Crawford. It is light, crispy, and leaves you with a nostalgic taste of summer. The honeydew, nectarine, and peach flavors go perfectly with some veggies and cheese.