Sweet and salty popcorn wine match: Rosé Champagne
Combining both sweet and salty popcorn is a pairing for only the most daring popcorn thrill-seekers, happy to take a chance on each mouthful. The kernel to kernel gamble of sweet or salty flavours needs a confident wine choice such as Rosé champagne. The ripe strawberry flavours, nuttiness and hint of spice in a premium pink fizz will complement and mirror the savoury and sweet flavours in the popcorn.
Try: Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé Brut NV £27.99 from Majestic
Buttered popcorn wine match: Oaked Chardonnay or Viognier
The round, creamy flavours of buttered popcorn need to be matched with something of equal weight and richness. You need a weighty, round, buttery white, preferably with some oak. Try a rich, oaked white Burgundy from Pouilly fuissé with its creamy, hazelnut characters; the perfect foil for picking out similar layers of flavour in our popcorn. Otherwise, you could go for a weighty, blossom-scented viognier. A Condrieu is a delightful match if you're really serious about what you're doing! For a new world alternative, look to new Zealand for Australia for something citrussy and peachy gem with a generous ladle of creaminess and spice.
Try: Kumeu River ‘Village’ Chardonnay 2016 £12.50 from Lea & Sandeman