I recently stumbled across the following article online about fast food wine pairings on FoodBeast:
Honestly, I don’t know whether to be horrified or whether these people are brilliant.
I suppose every meals deserves to have a great wine pairing, but then doesn’t something as mundane as a McDonald’s sandwich deserve to be paired with a Boone’s Farm wine? Or does it? Is there an argument to be made that the methodology of pairing wines can certainly be translated to fast food?
The points made about a good fast food wine seem valid. You need a wine with high acidity to cut the fat. It should be inexpensive, as fast food is not overly priced. It should enhance, not compete with the flavors of the meal. It should be a bit quirky, as eating fast food and drinking wine together is in and of itself thinking outside of the box. They even have specific pairings in the article to help you out.
Maybe I need to test some of their suggestions and report back before making a judgement. I am leaning towards wine with fast food being a ridiculous concept, but that is solely based on the fact that whenever I eat fast food, I am not savoring or enjoying the meal. Fast food is purely for convenience in my case, so I personally would not drink wine with it. But I realize that many people rely on a majority of their meals coming from fast food, so maybe people in these situations like to have a nice glass of wine with their dinner. Who am I to judge? My philosophy has always been drink whatever you like and enjoy, so why should that be any different when fast food is involved?
Has anyone ever had wine with fast food? Any thoughts on the subject?