A can of Original Pringles walks into a bar looking for the perfect mate. All his friends have told him to stick with his kind (i.e. soda and beer), but he really wants to branch out and find a unique partner who matches his earthy potato soul and deliciously salty disposition. He likes the look of that young, lively, tropically scented Spanish Albariño in the corner. He pops his top to speak the language that only a Pringle can. She attentively uncorks her attention and impresses him with her vivacious Northwestern Spanish panache.
After mixing it up, they find Albariño’s natural salinity and minerality borne from her coastal upbringing is a perfect complement to Pringle’s fine-grained salty polish. Further, her slight earthy, sour tropical fruit scent is an easy match for his slightly sweet, earthy, potato flavor… a perfect pairing.
by Michael Pierce
Michael Pierce is part owner, Wine Director, and General Manager of Maverick restaurant. A hardcore enthusiast of tricky wine pairings, he’s worked to bridge the gap between the lowest brow of foods and the highest brow of alcoholic beverages. Michael throws multi-course Junk Food Wine Pairing tastings at Maverick. They always sell out (tonight’s tasting already has a waiting list), so be sure to watch out for the next round.