Champagne and Popcorn

We believe that the world needs more celebrations. More reasons to lavish compliments upon others, freely express how grateful/fortunate we are to have such incredible people in our lives. More reasons to say the world is a big place and I am glad you are in it. We think that it’s entirely reasonable to express such feelings by sharing food, only using words if necessary.

We would like to propose that Champagne and Popcorn should be your go to pairing for celebrations.  This combination is quick to prepare, delightful to enjoy, and a real surprise as it works on so many levels. The Champagne says celebration like nothing else. The popcorn keeps things light and playful. After eating the popcorn your mouth will be left with a residual layer of fat that will be whisked away by the bubbles in the champagne. This quick reset leaves your mouth happy, clean, and ready to experience all of that flavor all over again and again.

Insights on the Pairing:

  • Drink what you love – in terms of how sweet things get

    • Brut = not sweet (our preference)

    • Dry = more sweet

    • Sec = sweet

  • On a budget – no worries. The bubbles are what matter, don’t let price point stop you from having fun.

    • Cava, Prosecco, or Sparkling white wine are all great options

  • Get creative and use additional toppings on the popcorn

    • Parmesan cheese

    • Bacon crumbles

    • Caramel

    • Chocolate

  • Use Real Butter – there is no substitute in such a simple dish

  • Truffle Oil – we mention this with mixed feelings

    • If you have it in your house, it is likely because you enjoy it, so party on!

    • Anthony Bourdain said, "Let it be stated here, unto forever and eternity, truffle oil is not food."[8] He is also known for describing it as the "tomato ketchup of the middle class" – Wikipedia