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14 High-Low Drink Pairings

From Candied Wine Pairings to Boozy Pizza Pairings

— June 1, 2016 — Lifestyle
While drink pairings such as wine and cheese are already popular among consumers, restaurants and food companies are beginning to experiment with more unusual food and beverage couplings. More specifically, there has been a shift towards high-low drink pairings that make food and drink accompaniments seem more accessible to consumers.

When it comes to wine, cheese and cured meats no longer reign supreme as the ultimate accompaniments. Indeed, fine wines are now being enjoyed in restaurants alongside sweets such as donuts and cakes. At home, consumers are even pairing their wine with store-bought confections such as candy bars and packaged cookies.

Beyond wine, a number of creative drink pairings involve combining beer with unexpected dishes. In some cases, beer is being paired with traditional comfort foods such as burgers and pizza. However, other restaurants are serving up beer alongside unexpectedly sweet treats such as chocolate, cupcakes and even peanut butter sandwiches.
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Beer-Inspired Sausages
Beer-Inspired Sausages
These Bratwurst Sausages are Designed to Be Paired with Certain Beers
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Discount Pairing Menus
Discount Pairing Menus
The New 'Dine & Drink' Special Elevates the Casual Dining Experience
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21
Brunch Beer Pairings
Brunch Beer Pairings
'Bacon, Eggs & Kegs' is a Beer Pairing Event That Begins at 11 am
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20
In-Flight Wine Pairings
In-Flight Wine Pairings
This Airline is Serving Up Wine and Cheese Pairings During Flights
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Irish Stout Donuts
Irish Stout Donuts
Aungier Danger Created a Chocolate Donut to Pair with a Pint of Guinness
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Boozy Ice Cream Pairings
Boozy Ice Cream Pairings
Baskin-Robbins Created a List of Ice Cream and Beer Pairings
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Alcoholic Dessert Pairings
Alcoholic Dessert Pairings
This Chef Goes Beyond Wine to Pair Her Desserts with Beer and Cider
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16
Boozy Pizza Pairings
Boozy Pizza Pairings
This Chain Offers Pizza and Wine Pairings at Most of Its Establishments
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Pastry Wine Pairings
Pastry Wine Pairings
The Leopard’s Leap Tasting Room Offers Donut and Wine Pairings
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Wine-Paired Biscuit Sticks
Wine-Paired Biscuit Sticks
Pocky's Newest Chocolate Biscuit Sticks Complement a Glass of Red Wine
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Imaginative Hotel Menu Pairings
Imaginative Hotel Menu Pairings
This Hotel Offers Diners Unexpected Food and Beverage Pairings
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Pizza-Specific Wines
Pizza-Specific Wines
'Slice of Wine' is Designed for Pairing Pizza and Wine
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Chocolate Pairing Classes
Chocolate Pairing Classes
These Classes Teach Consumers How to Pair Alcohol with Chocolate
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Confectionery Beer Sets
Confectionery Beer Sets
This Tasting Set from Montezuma's Pairs Chocolate and Beer
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Cheesy Beer Pairing Guides
Cheesy Beer Pairing Guides
This Cheat Sheet Shows the Best Beer and Cheese Couplings
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Plant-Based Wine Pairings
Plant-Based Wine Pairings
Wine Folly's Guide to Wine Shares Vegan and Vegetarian Options
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Gin Pairing Workshops
Gin Pairing Workshops
This Masterclass Teaches How to Pair Tanqueray Gin with Juice
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Complementary Cookie Wine Pairings
Complementary Cookie Wine Pairings
Vivino Recommends Which Wines to Drink with Girl Scout Cookies
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Alcoholic Burger Pairings
Alcoholic Burger Pairings
The Mandarin Oriental Singapore Serves Up Burgers and Burgundy
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Boozy Fast Food Menus
Boozy Fast Food Menus
The Mixed Eats Food Truck Offers Guinness-Spiked Burgers and Bailey's Donuts
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Confectionery Beer Pairings
Confectionery Beer Pairings
These Unusual Candy and Beer Pairings Complement One Another
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Beer Pairing Snack Menus
Beer Pairing Snack Menus
'Banger Brewing' Pairs Each of Its Brews with a Tasty Snack
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Candied Wine Pairings
Candied Wine Pairings
amNewYork Suggests Candy Bar Chocolate and Wine Pairings
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