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Dear Dr. Vinny,
What wine would you pair with popcorn?
—Jan, Pittsburg, Calif.
I love me some bubbly with popcorn! Of course, I also love bubbly with sushi, caviar, most Asian food, fried chicken and grilled cheese sandwiches. Sorry, back to the popcorn—Chardonnay, which often delivers buttery flavors from oak and malolactic fermentation, is also a good match.
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