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A Curious Coupling … That Works

Wine Dude: Twinkies (and their clones) pair with sweet wines

Last fall, when Hostess went out of the Twinkie-making business, I roamed around town looking for a box. I didn’t find any, but I sure wasn’t one of those fools bidding for them on eBay. Oddly, I don’t like Twinkies much, but it was a blast stopping into every grocery store I came upon over a couple days.

Now that they’re back on shelves, the first thing I thought of: Twinkie and wine pairing!