Whether it’s corn on the cob, corn chowder, popcorn, or corn bread, the best corn pairing, hands down, would be an oaky Chardonnay, especially one that has lots of buttery notes.
Other white wines work great too, but are not at the same level as a buttery Chardonnay. If you aren’t just sitting down with three ears of corn on the cob, and have a lot of other foods in sight, a dry Riesling, or a food friendly Sauvignon Blanc will serve you well.
Beer & Corn on the Cob
Nothing beats the classic combo of corn, a slab of butter and salt, an a Lager Beer certainly goes great with this dish. Lagers are light-bodied and crisp, so they will cut through the butter and salt, and complementing the sweetness of the corn, all without adding any more noise to this pairing.
Best White Wine with Popcorn
With popcorn, why not try sparkling wine or champagne. These bubbly wines will come off as extremely refreshing after the saltiness of this snack. And what better way to celebrate getting together with some friends in the living room whilst watching a couple of great popcorn flicks.
Best Wine with Corn Chowder
Chardonnay is another winner when it comes to Corn Chowder and wine pairing. The creaminess of an oaked Chardonnay balances nicely with the chowder’s richness and sweet flavors of the corn. With hot peppers becoming so popular lately, many chefs are integrating spice into their chowder. If your chowder has a chipotle flair, try pairing with a Riesling which cool the palate, as well as cut through the richness of this wonderful soup.
What Not to Pair with Corn
We recommend you stay far away from red wines when dealing with corn. The sweetness of the corn will simply overpower the red wine making it taste sour.