France Makes Coke-Flavored Wine; Americans Laugh and Start Planning Other Wine/Soda Combos

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4. Dr. Pepper + Red Zinfandel

As a Texan, Dr Pepper holds a special place in my heart. It was the beverage of choice at my awkward middle school parties, and its unique flavor means that it can pair well with just about anything. No, wait. It pairs with just about nothing. Except, in my opinion, a nice, peppery Zinfandel. Some people taste spicy strawberry or cherry in White Zinfandel's dark, mysterious cousin. I'd drink a Dr Pepper Zin with a nice, juicy burger on a date with my middle school crush, who still lives at home with his mom.

3. Canada Dry Ginger Ale + Chardonnay

The "dry" in "Canada Dry" originally referred to the fact that its ginger ale was dry rather than sweet, like a dry white wine. These days, it seems every soda must meet a sugar quota to be marketable, so even Canada Dry is on the sweet side. Good thing there's an abundance of rich, dry Chardonnay in the world. No, really, Chardonnay grapes are grown pretty much everywhere except Asia and Antarctica. It's oaky and nutty and pairs great with Asian food loaded with ginger. So sit down to some Thai ginger chicken and knock back a bottle of Chardonnale. No, wait. Chardinger Ale. Never mind.


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Alesandra Matilda
Alesandra Matilda

beer and sprite is my favorite summer drink. this has been going on in europe since forever..

Jennifer Martinez
Jennifer Martinez

I don't really like the taste of alcohol so I have to put sprite in my white wines.

Kirk Equality Childress
Kirk Equality Childress

europeans have been drinking sangrias with sodas & wine for basically as long as there have been sodas.

Chris
Chris

In Spain they have the Tinto de Verano - red wine & fanta on ice. It's actually not bad on a hot day.

bodl
bodl

It's wine and pop - and the ultimate add is Vernor's.

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

Alexandre Dumas and Isabelle Adjani--for those two contributions to humanity alone, the French can make Snapple Shiraz for all I care. Fun stuff, Ms. Steinberg.

carriebwc
carriebwc

My uncle, who lives on Long Island, makes his own wine in the fall.  My cousin and I got ourselves through many hangovers drinking wine and soda--homemade wine and diet coke over ice.  I've heard they drink this combination in Spain, too, but I can't remember what it is called.


KaitlinS
KaitlinS topcommenter

@MadMac Ooh Snapple Shiraz would have been a good one.

KaitlinS
KaitlinS topcommenter

@carriebwc Was it good, or were you just drinking it cause it was there? I've never been much of a soda drinker, so I just can't wrap my head around this.

carriebwc
carriebwc

@KaitlinS @carriebwc Oh, no, it was good.  My uncle's wine is not, shall we say, extremely sophisticated.  I've had it with cheap red jug wine, though, too.  As a matter of fact, I am going to be with my cousin for a week in August, and I am going to make sure we get some wine and sodas in us for old time's sake.

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