The No-Fuss Guide to Summer Potluck Pairings: Easy Eats with Barefoot Wine

Is it really summertime if you haven’t been to a potluck? Whether you’re hosting or simply enjoying the festivities, ensuring that there’s a good variety of food and beverages is a key part of the occasion — after all, variety is the spice of life.

So the next time you offer to bring a course, think outside the cheese board and opt for a unique dish accompanied by a bottle of Barefoot Wine. Thanks to its fruit-forward flavors and palate-pleasing varieties, Barefoot bottles pair effortlessly with go-to potluck fare.

Check out this easy breezy guide the next time you’re in the market for a perfect potluck pairing.

Just like with books and movies, you can’t go wrong with a classic. Barefoot’s Pinot Grigio (the best-selling Pinot Grigio in the U.S.1) offers white peach and green apple flavors with a delightfully floral aroma. The crisp finish highlights the salt and perfectly baked crust of a soft pretzel.

If “fun” is your middle name, no doubt you’ll be drawn to the bright hue of Barefoot’s Pink Moscato. Featuring juicy notes of red fruit like cherry, pomegranate, and raspberry, this sweet wine works especially well with extra cheesy pizza. (Think pizza party followed by an ice cream sundae bar.)

For your next backyard soireé, try a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. Like a homemade blackberry pie, this wine tastes of ripe dark fruit with a whisper of creamy vanilla. It can handle big flavors, so don’t be afraid to pair it with heartier fare, like cheeseburger sliders.

Go for bold with Barefoot Chardonnay. Rich and creamy, this white wine delivers a bushel of fresh fruit flavors: sliced green apple, pineapple, and notes of honey and vanilla. For an unexpected pairing, bring just-popped popcorn tossed with butter and herbs.

For savory pairings, opt for a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. This dry wine tastes like freshly picked green apples. The juicy notes are complemented by ribbons of jalapeño and nectarine. This wine pairs well with classic chip and dip combos: corn tortilla chips and fresh guacamole, pita and spinach artichoke dip, or potato chips and French onion dip. 

If you’re the kind of person who asks for extra whipped cream on your milkshake, opt for a bottle of Moscato. This lively wine bursts with expressive flavors like peach, tangerine, and orange blossom. Pair it with cake pops to accentuate its sweet citrus finish; you’ve got dessert covered. 

Barefoot Wine’s versatility makes each bottle the perfect addition to summer get-togethers. No matter which pair you pick, the potluck is bound to be a hit.

  1. IRI- Total US (B/W/S);Latest 52 Weeks Ending 04-02-23, Pinot Grigio Dollar Sales

This article is sponsored by Barefoot Wine.