12 Wine Pairings For Your Favorite Freezer Aisle Noms


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12 Wine Pairings For Your Favorite Freezer Aisle Noms

Some nights after work, when you just can’t be bothered to whip up that delicious, homemade meal, frozen appetizers are the solution. There’s nothing better than that occasional processed mozzarella stick or guilty-pleasure pizza roll to use as a replacement for dinner. After all, it seems like just yesterday that these frozen favorites were daily staples in our teenage diets. Believe it or not, snacking on these appetizers just got a whole lot better as adults. How, you may ask? By pairing wine with them, of course. We’ve compiled a list of 12 of our favorite frozen apps and paired them with wine. Simply pour, heat, and eat for the most nostalgic, defrosted goodness of your life.

Bagel Bites – Barbera

Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite Frozen-Aisle Appetizers Bagel BitesHigh-acid reds are ideal with pizza. Grab a Barbera from Piedmont for a fun, no-frills pairing with these mini bagel pizzas.

TGI Fridays Mozzarella Sticks – Negroamaro

Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite Frozen-Aisle Appetizers TGI Friday's Mozzarella Sticks

A high-acid red such as a Negroamaro from Salice Salentino beautifully complements marinara sauce while cutting through the fat of the cheese. If you can’t find a Negroamaro, try a Nero d’Avola from Sicily instead.

Stouffer’s French Bread Pepperoni Pizza – Chianti

Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite Frozen-Aisle Appetizers Stouffer's French Bread Pepperoni Pizza Chianti

Look to a medium-bodied Sangiovese-based wine like Chianti to complement the cheesy goodness and spicy meat atop our favorite French bread pizza.

José Olé Taquitos – Garnacha

Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite Frozen-Aisle Appetizers Taquito's Garnacha

A bright, earthy Garnacha pairs flawlessly with the sweet components of the corn tortilla and spicy qualities of the beef. Think of it like Taco Tuesday, just defrosted.

Ore Ida Tater Tots – Chablis

Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite Frozen-Aisle Appetizers Ore Ida Tater Tots Chablis

Greasy, fried potatoes need a high-acid white to complement their fatty saltiness, making Chablis an awesome pairing. Dry Riesling also works, too!

PF Chang’s Chicken Mini Egg Rolls – Gewurztraminer

Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite Frozen-Aisle Appetizers PF Chang's Chicken Egg Rolls Gewurztraminer

While everyone’s go-to for Asian cuisine tends to be Riesling, switch it up with a delicious Alsatian Gewurz. The stone fruit and lychee flavors are heavenly with the cabbage, carrots, and sprouts filling.

Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Nuggets with Cheese – Your Favorite Beer

Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite Frozen-Aisle Appetizers Auntie Anne's Pretzel Nuggets Beer

While we definitely think a solid sparkling rosé would be delicious with these pretzel bites, we prefer to make like Oktoberfest and stick with beer with our pretzels and cheese.

Totino’s Pizza Rolls – Lambrusco

Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite Frozen-Aisle Appetizers Totino's Pizza Rolls

In our opinion, Lambrusco is made for pizza. It’s fizzy, high-acid, and, of course, super fun and easy to drink. Disclaimer: You’ll most likely polish off a bottle (and box of rolls) with these two side by side.

White Castle Cheeseburgers – Syrah

Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite Frozen-Aisle Appetizers White Castle Cheeseburgers Syrah

The meaty, cheesy goodness of White Castle burgers pairs deliciously with a meaty, juicy Syrah from the Rhone.

SeaPak Jumbo Coconut Shrimp – Off-Dry Vouvray

Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite Frozen-Aisle Appetizers SeaPak Jumbo Coconut Shrimp

The acidity and slight sweetness in this wine complement the saltiness of the batter and tropical coconut flavors. This pairing is sea-riously not to miss.

Banquet Popcorn Chicken – Champagne

Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite Frozen-Aisle Appetizers Banquet Popcorn Chicken Champagne

Baller out and treat yourself with this luxurious app and wine pairing. The saltiness of the breading mixed with the yeasty flavors of Champagne is to die for.

Tyson Any’tizer Hot Wings – Rosé

Wine Pairings For All Your Favorite Frozen-Aisle Appetizers Tyson Anytizer Hot Wings Rose

Tame the heat of the wings with any icy cold, refreshing bottle of rosé. The fruit-forward flavors and bright acidity are finger-licking good.

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