Movie Nights: Flavoured Popcorn + Bubbly to Match

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Movie Nights: Flavoured Popcorn + Bubbly to Match

Couple cuddling enjoying popcorn and a glass of red wine. 

There's just this magical thing about movies and popcorn – a timeless combo that never gets old. While buttered popcorn is a classic choice, sometimes it’s nice to take it up a notch by elevating a classic with a symphony of flavours.  

In this blog, we're pairing spicy, cheesy, salty, and sweet popcorn with the perfect bubbly to match. Get ready to transform your movie nights into a flavourful and effervescent adventure!  

Spice It Up

Saintly the Good Sparkling bottle of wine with spilled popcorn.

For those who crave bold and spicy, the options for elevating your popcorn are as diverse as the world's cuisines. Consider adding a shake of Tex-Mex (chipotle), Indian (curry powder), or Caribbean (jerk spice mix) to your butter or oil-covered popcorn for an extra kick of flavour.  

To complement these robust flavours, reach for a fruity sparkler like Saintly the good sparkling. This clean and crisp palate offers a delightful blend of citrus, peach, pear, and subtle floral notes. It’s the perfect balance of dry, fresh, and fruity for a movie night with a bubbly twist. 

Make it Cheesy

 Jackson-Triggs Reserve Sparkling wine with spilled popcorn.

This one is for cheese lovers! You can boost your popcorn game by drizzling olive oil over your popcorn and tossing it with grated Parmesan, oregano or basil, garlic powder, and a hint of black pepper.  

To accompany this cheesy delight, opt for a dry bubbly like Jackson-Triggs Reserve Sparkling. This elegant bubbly boasts an aromatic bouquet of roses, lemons, tart green apples, and subtle biscuit undertones that complement the rich, nutty, and sharpness of the cheese. 

Seriously Salted

Jackson-Triggs Entourage Grand Reserve Brit with a side of popcorn.

For those who savour simplicity when it comes to their popcorn, you can swap regular sea salt with crispy Maldon Salt, truffle salt, or even Pink Himalayan salt.  

This subtle upgrade calls for a dry sparkler, such as Jackson-Triggs Entourage Grand Reserve Brut. This beautiful bubbly boasts hints of red apple peel, nectarines, dried apricots, toasty pastry, and citrus zest. On the palate, you’ll experience a tight mineral structure and elegant balance that enhances the salted popcorn perfectly.  

Caramel Corn Hack 

Jackson-Triggs Reserve Sparkling Moscato with a side of popcorn.

For those with a sweet tooth, turn your attention to this caramel corn hack that will satisfy your cravings. Brown a little butter, add a tablespoon of honey, and a dash of cinnamon for a delightful twist.  

Pair this sweet and salty treat with a sparkling sweet Moscato like Jackson-Triggs Sparkling Moscato. This intense and expressive bubbly is bursting with tropical, floral, and citrus aromas. The lush and flavourful palate with a delicate effervescence will complement the caramel notes of the popcorn. 

Pair Your Movie Night with Bubbly from Wine Rack

The perfect movie night is not just about the film; it's about the experience. You can really elevate your cinematic journey with these 4 easy-to-make flavoured popcorn recipes and sparkling wines to match.  

At Wine Rack, you can enjoy convenience, top-notch quality, and affordable prices. We've got a fantastic lineup of Ontario sparkling wines to pair with your movie nights or special shindig. Whether you're all about the ease of clicking through online or you love the personalized vibe of shopping in-store, Wine Rack makes sure your experience is an easy one. With over 160 locations in Ontario, you can find us conveniently located in your neighbourhood.  

As your one-stop shop for local wines, refreshments, and ciders, our team of wine experts is ready to help you find that perfect match for your taste preferences. Plus, with select locations open late and even during long weekends, the convenience of discovering and acquiring your favourite wines is always within reach.  

So, whether you're in the mood for spice, cheese, salt, or sweetness, there's a perfect pairing waiting to make your movie nights unforgettable. So, grab your popcorn, pour a glass of bubbly, and let the cinematic adventure begin! Cheers to the magic of movies and the delightful harmony of flavours. 

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