How to Pair Wine with Potato Chips: A Gourmet Guide

How to Pair Wine with Potato Chips: A Gourmet Guide

Pairing wine with potato chips might seem unconventional, but it's a delightful way to elevate your snacking experience. At The Local Basket, we stock a variety of gourmet potato chips that can transform an ordinary snack into a sophisticated treat when paired with the right wine. Here’s a guide to help you find the perfect combinations.


Bonilla a la Vista Potato Chips

Wine Pairing: Sparkling Wine or Champagne

Bonilla a la Vista potato chips are known for their light, crispy texture and subtle saltiness. These qualities make them an excellent match for sparkling wines or Champagne. The bubbles and acidity in these wines cut through the salt and fat, enhancing the overall flavour experience. Try a Brut Champagne or a dry Prosecco for a match made in heaven.

Proper Crisps Rosemary & Thyme

Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc

Proper Crisps with a mix of rosemary and thyme flavours pair beautifully with Sauvignon Blanc. The wine’s herbal notes and high acidity perfectly complement the chips, while its bright citrus and green notes highlight the aromatic herbs. This pairing ensures each bite and sip is a delightful combination, enhancing the overall tasting experience.

Quillo White Truffle Potato Chips 

Wine Pairing: Chardonnay

Quillo White Truffle Potato Chips offer a luxurious and rich flavour profile with earthy truffle notes. A full-bodied Chardonnay, especially one that has been aged in oak, pairs exceptionally well with these chips. The wine’s buttery texture and notes of vanilla and caramel enhance the truffle flavour, making for an indulgent treat.

El Valle Manchego Cheese Chips

Wine Pairing: Chardonnay

El Valle Manchego Cheese Chips, with their rich and savoury profile, pair excellently with a Chardonnay. The buttery and oaky notes of a well-balanced Chardonnay complement the creamy, cheesy flavours of the chips. This wine’s smooth texture and slight acidity enhance the savoury richness of the cheese, creating a harmonious and satisfying tasting experience with each bite and sip.

Flamencas Spanish Potato Chips - Paprika

Wine Pairing: Zinfandel

Flamencas Paprika Chips, rich with bold, spicy flavours, pair beautifully with a Zinfandel. This wine’s ripe fruit flavours and spice notes complement the heat and zest of the paprika chips, creating a harmonious and satisfying pairing.

Boulder Hickory Barbecue Chips

Wine Pairing: Zinfandel

Barbecue-flavoured chips, with their smoky, sweet, and tangy profile, pair wonderfully with a Zinfandel. The bold, fruity character of Zinfandel, with notes of blackberry, cherry, and pepper, complements the rich barbecue flavours perfectly. The wine’s robust body and subtle spice balance the smokiness and sweetness of the chips, making for an exciting and flavourful pairing that enhances each bite and sip.


El Valle Iberian Ham Chips

Wine Pairing: Rosé

Ell Valle Ham Chips bring a savoury, umami-rich flavour that pairs wonderfully with a crisp Rosé. The light, fruity character of a Rosé enhances the chips' flavours without overwhelming them. Opt for a dry Rosé from Provence to bring out the best in these chips.


Pairing wine with potato chips can turn an everyday snack into a gourmet experience. At The Local Basket, we offer a range of high-quality chips that, when paired with the right wine, can delight your palate in unexpected ways. Explore these combinations and discover new favourites, whether you’re hosting a party or simply treating yourself.