Above: The bright acidity and gentle tannin in Tempier’s Bandol rosé give it impressive versatility in pairing. But popcorn? Read on…
It won’t be long before the summertime arrives and we are currently beginning to take orders for the many fantastic rosé wines in our portfolio. One of our favorites is Tempier’s Bandol Rosé — a great example of a hand-crafted, natural wine by one of the world’s most iconic artisanal wineries.
While rosé is often conceived of as a “stand-alone” wine in America, in France rosé is served with food and Tempier’s Bandol Rosé is a shining example of Mourvèdre’s supreme versatility as a food-friendly wine: its bright acidity, natural fruit, and gentle but pronounced tannins make it an ideal pairing for a wide variety of foods, ranging from white meat dishes to heavier fish and even cheeses.
We’ve heard of some unconventional pairings (like nachos and American Idol, for example). But popcorn?
We thought we’d heard everything until legendary importer of natural wines Kermit Lynch sent us his recipe for popcorn, which he loves to pair with both the Tempier and Terrebrune Bandol rosés he imports:
- One of my favorite pairings is the Bandol rosé (Domaine de Terrebrune also makes a winner) with popcorn. No, not buttered popcorn. To really make the wine and popcorn work wonders, I use olive oil, salt, and dried thyme stirred into the popped corn. A hit of Provence.