Thirsty Thursday ~ May 10, 2012 – jelly beans?

Each Thirsty Thursday we help you get ready for the weekend ahead with a round up of the best wine reviews and pairings from your fave winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .


  • The Best Pizza-Friendly Wines, Picked by the Pros ::link::
  • Mastering the art of pairing wine with classic Julia Child recipes ::link::
  • A variety of red wines for summer grilling


A Curious Coupling … That Works

Jelly beans and wine? Now that’s weird

“All of the wines were undrinkable with jelly beans and that was no surprise. Although a few big red wines can be paired with bittersweet chocolate, none of the wines in the tasting had the requisite sweetness for jelly beans. Desserts and sugary preparations require wines that are as sweet or sweeter than they. A semi-sweet sparkling wine such as Moscato d’Asti or a fortified wine such as port are normally safe choices. The Slim Jim, a smoky and spicy meat stick, in my opinion did not improve the taste of any of our wine samples although I expected it to marry well with the Gigondas.”