I’ve been eating Miss Vickie’s chips for as long as I can remember! When I was in university, one of my favourite treats was Miss Vickie’s Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar chips and a glass of chocolate milk (I obviously picked up on the sweet and salty combination long before I started watching The Food Network!).
What I didn’t know was that Miss Vickie’s was celebrating their 25th anniversary this year! Making its debut in 1987 at the Alliston Potato Festival in Ontario, Miss Vickie’s potato chips have come a long way to become Canada’s favourite kettle cooked potato chip brand (insert one big thumbs up from me!).
To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Andrew Floor (Global Brand Director) and the team at Rosemount Estate, created a series of official Miss Vickie’s and Rosemount Estate ‘wine and chip’ pairings to awaken palates from coast-to-coast with new taste and flavour experiences that might not have been expected. (a much more sophisticated way to enjoy them together than I was doing when I was young!).
These pairings include:
MISS VICKIE’S ORIGINAL RECIPE POTATO CHIPS + ROSEMOUNT ESTATE SHIRAZ-CABERNET
Sophistication without pretense
The crunch of Miss Vickie’s Original Recipe potato chips forms an ideal backdrop for the spicy fruit richness of Shiraz and unmistakable blackcurrant flavours of Cabernet. An ideal balance of salt seasoning melds seamlessly with integrated oak flavours in the wine creating the ultimate, irresistible snack.
MISS VICKIE’S SEA SALT & MALT VINEGAR POTATO CHIPS + ROSEMOUNT ESTATE PINOT GRIGIO
A classic combination
Miss Vickie’s Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar potato chips’ distinctive tangy taste truly shows off the tropical fruit and pear flavours in this Pinot Grigio. Always a crowd pleaser, this wine has great texture across the palate which stands up well to the savoury flavours in this expression of a much-loved classic flavoured chip.
MISS VICKIE’S BALSAMIC VINEGAR & SWEET ONION POTATO CHIPS + ROSEMOUNT ESTATE SHIRAZ
The popular Rosemount Diamond Shiraz finds its ultimate match here. The complex taste of Miss Vickie’s Balsamic Vinegar & Sweet Onion potato chips, a balance of sweet and sour, perfectly complements the wine’s vibrant cassis flavours while the sweet onion brings out enticing hints of licorice and spice. Look for a smooth, seamless integration of all components supported by silky tannins which carry the flavours forward in a lingering finish.
Because my girlfriends and I have been known to have wine and chocolate parties, we decided that we should have a wine and chips party instead (these girls were never going to turn down the chance to try out these wine and chip pairings!). The wine and chips were eaten, and debated, with different people enjoying the different flavour combinations.
And which one was my favourite? While I enjoyed them all, I must admit that my favourite is the Miss Vickie’s Balsmaic Vinegar & Sweet Onion Potato Chips paired with the Roesemount Estate Shiraz. I loved the combination of flavours and the way in which the Shiraz enhanced the sweet onion flavour!
Check out Miss Vickie’s Facebook page for more information and great ideas of how to enjoy these awesome chips!
You can find Miss Vickie’s chips at stores nationwide and and Rosemount Estate wines are available at wine stores throughout Canada.