Food & Drink

Everything On Your Wine Shelf At Home And The Best Chips To Pair Them This Weekend

By Renée Ardon-Coppinger
16th Feb 2024

You’ve offered up your casa for a a soiree, now you need to decide on the perfect selections to delight your guests. Fortunately, we've teamed up with Red Rock Deli to curate six perfect snack and sip pairings to suit whatever drop you’ve had cellaring or sitting on your shelf waiting to be savoured.

We know that some days call for light and bubbly, while others are all about full-bodied, bold drops, so here are six fool-proof perfect chip and sip pairings for your next laidback get together at home.

Australian Sea Salt

Perfect Pairing: Prosecco 

There’s nothing like opening a bottle of prosecco to get the party started. Indulge in the effervescent joy of this dry sparkling wine, accompanied by the celestial notes of Red Rock Deli's cult fave, Australian Sea Salt. With the sparkling comet of citrus, melon, and honey in the bubbles leaving your taste buds in search of a partner, this natural, salty classic will be a match made in heaven. 

Our tip: Continue your summer soiree with a simple vongole pasta loaded with plenty of fresh parsley to keep those crisp flavours shining and help enhance the salt's briny essence.

Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar

Perfect Pairing: Pinot Gris

Venture into the world of pinot gris, where a mischievous flirtation between zesty citrus and juicy pear unfolds. Elevate this experience with Red Rock Deli’s beloved punchy Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar hit—a combo that introduces a salty crunch and an occasional sharp splash of sweetness that'll thrill and delight the palate. 

Our tip: Team this vivacious duo with a grilled lemon herb chicken that’ll let those citrus notes cut through the zest.

Red Rock Deli chips

Sweet Chilli and Sour Cream

Perfect Pairing #1: Chardonnay 

There’s nothing like a crisp chardy on a balmy summer afternoon shared with mates in the sunshine. With delicate swirls of stone fruit and citrus in your glass, a fiery crunch of sweet chilli and smooth sour cream is the perfect punchy antidote to the sweetness. 

Our tip: With buttery and nutty flavours teaming best with these notes, we’d opt for a simple grilled fish with sage burnt butter or any other fresh bursting seafood flavours that’ll perfectly complement the sweet and spicy notes.

Perfect Pairing #2: Tempranillo

For a fruity, full-bodied drop, we'll never say no to a Tempranillo, where wild berry compote meets spiced vanilla bean for that nostalgic Christmassy flavour. Add Red Rock Deli's Sweet Chilli and Sour Cream chips into the dance, and you're in for that gutsy balance of sweet and spicy. 

Our tip: Launch in with the chips, then continue the feast with a slow cooker beef ragu or any luxurious saucy dish that will dreamily compliment the robust flavors of the wine and the crunch of the chips.

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Lime and Black Pepper

Perfect Pairing: Rosé

It’s always rosé o’clock on our watch. A racy bouquet of wild strawberries flirting with crisp, dry acidity reminiscent of a stunning Aussie sunset is a dream for laid-back long lunches that run long past dusk. Kick off the catch up with the perfectly balanced, zesty tang of Red Rock Deli's Lime and Black Pepper.

Our tip: Complement it with a goat’s cheese and arugula salad that'll softly enhance the freshness of the dish.

Honey Soy Chicken

Perfect Pairing: Pinot Noir

More of a red connoisseur? Dive into the world of pinot noir, a riot of red berries laid over a bed of fine silky tannin, eagerly awaiting a sweet, rich partner (just like us). The ideal companion arrives in the form of Red Rock Deli's Honey Soy Chicken, our go-to moreish chip choice. It’s a sublime match for an intimate entertaining affair.

Our tip: Team this pair with a cheese or charcuterie board filled with sumptuous meats and zesty pickled condiments.

Red Rock Deli chips

Keen to sample all of these curated combos for yourself? We're throwing some exclusive Red Rock Deli's Chips and Sips Wine Pairing experiences in Sydney this February, where you'll be able to devour these luxe drops in style. Keep your eyes peeled for ticket details.

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Red Rock Deli and proudly endorsed by Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

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