Miss Vickie's Celebrates 25 years!
When I first got the invite from Miss Vickie's to attend a soiree which involved wine and chips I was kind of confused to be honest. Usually when I have chips I have it with a glass of pop or ginger ale but that's just me. The invitation stated that it would be a wine and chip pairing. The winery being paired with the chips was from Rosemount Estate which is Australian. The event began with lots of canapes and hors d'oeuvres to tempt our taste buds.
The event began shortly with an introduction from Meghan Merkler, Marketing Manager of Miss Vickie's and Andrew Floor, Global Brand Director from Rosemount Estate.
Now it started to make sense why wine and chips are paired. Meghan had reports that state when women get-together they are looking for a cheap alternative and less time creating of food dishes. Most of us like to snack on chips. It's a cost-effective and cheaper option than the usual cheese and wine. Throughout the evening various stands had a sampling of different chips and wines. Some of the chip flavour were Jalepeno, Sweet Chilli & Sour Cream, Lime and Black Pepper, Balsamic Vinegar and Sweet Onion and Original Recipe and my favourite the Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar. These chips were paired with various Rosemount wines. I really enjoyed the Riesling with my favourite chip flavour.
It was quite a mix of people from the wine/food industry to actors and entertainment folks attending the event. It was quite a fun event and a unique food and wine experience. Kudos to Pepsico and RoseMount Winery for "Thinking Outside the Box" with various pairings in a unique venue at the Arcadian Lofts. Congratulations to Miss Vickie's for 25 years. I can't even believe they have been in business for that long. Amazing.
Here are my other flavours I enjoyed:
For more information on this brands: RoseMount Winery
Available at the LCBO.
Miss Vickie's chips