View Full Version : The right wine

03-07-2011, 18:23:14
For : http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2011/07/02/the-right-wines-for-slim-jims-doughnuts-and-spaghetti-os/

"Potato Chips
Or French fries, or Tater Tots—basically any kind of fried potato object with lots of salt. Go crazy: drink Champagne. The stuff was made for salty fried foods, whether the Champenoise want to admit it or not. (If real Champagne is too pricey, head to Spain for Cava.)"

04-07-2011, 07:32:12
Nice article, and good choices! :beer:

I'm not sure about demi-sec and doughnuts, I think the doughnuts might be too sweet.

08-07-2011, 11:29:16
I would have thought Cisco or Thunderbird would be the best wine* to go with french fries or tater tots.

* = I'm using the word wine loosely here as both Cisco and Thunderbird sell for ~$1.25 and their fermentation process seems to involve old shoe polish, the slime found on the floor of some industrial building, and anti-freeze from a 1978 Buick. It was probably all mixed in an old used oil barrel too.

08-07-2011, 11:58:46
Chips/fries can be amazing if done properly, they deserve proper wine!

08-07-2011, 12:36:41
Mmm chips chips chips! Wine wine wine!
I'm sorry, I think with my stomach these days.

08-07-2011, 13:01:29
Chips/fries can be amazing if done properly, they deserve proper wine!

Yeah, but the idea of canned pasta is "meh" to me.
I had to google Spaghetti-Os as I never heard of them before :o

08-07-2011, 13:05:57
It is meh!

The idea of the article wasn't matching wine to haute cuisine ;)

Except for the potatoes :D

08-07-2011, 13:10:42
Chips/fries can be amazing if done properly, they deserve proper wine!

Hey, don't get me wrong, some thin cut extra long shoe string fries sprinkled with some parmesan cheese and a bit of rosemary can be divine but I'm still not sure it's wine food. Those bad boys practically scream for a dip in aioli but wine? Not so much.

08-07-2011, 13:39:41
You can dip them in aioli and still have wine with them.

08-07-2011, 13:40:15
Or beer...

But never Thunderbird.

08-07-2011, 13:40:50
Yeah, but the idea of canned pasta is "meh" to me.

It's not as nice as that.

08-07-2011, 17:46:57
shoe string fries... limp and greasy. Trying to tell us something?


These are real fries...get the champagne!

09-07-2011, 07:02:06
I don't like those thick fries because they get all mushy inside. Thin and crispy is the right call for me.

11-07-2011, 07:53:52
They should be fluffy inside. Mushy inside means the wrong type of potato. You want one with a higher dry matter content. /Heston.

11-07-2011, 07:55:25
Also, screw peanut oil, beef dripping to fry them in.

11-07-2011, 10:33:28
Mushy means they were frozen most likely. AND duck fat!

13-07-2011, 04:14:26
I've had fries cooked in duck fat before. It does make them crisper and tastier.

14-07-2011, 09:47:41
Wow, I really want Fish and Chips after reading this!


It has to be dripping.

14-07-2011, 09:50:31
Was great having MoSe's fine wine and fish and chips in Reading...

That shop is no longer there, which is a real shame. The new place has crap fish and chips.

14-07-2011, 10:02:22
Gasp! That place had great fish. Whatever do you do now?

And yes that was a wonderful meal!

14-07-2011, 10:27:08
Don't have Fish and chips, or if we do, be very disappointed. :(

14-07-2011, 13:43:41
The one in Christchurch is rubble! So sad for good fish. Luckily for them C'church has multitudes of great f and c.