Corn Dog with Wine

We moved to Redondo Beach at the start of third grade.  I was used to moving often, but hoped this would be the final place we'd call home.  Our apartment was located just blocks from the ocean and the famous Redondo Beach Pier.  There were pros and con's to moving somewhere new.  The pros were that no one knew you, but this was also a con since it meant you had to try to make friends with kids who had usually grown up together their entire life.  It wasn't long before I found a group of girls to have slumber parties and days spent swimming at the beach with.  One of our favorite things to do was to ride our bikes to the Pier.  The agenda was always the same, first we'd head to the arcade and then it was off to enjoy a corn dog.  I think the corn dog was actually my favorite part.  I always dumped extra mustard on top and licked the stick clean, since many of us know it's the last little bit left on the stick that's the most delicious!  What I wouldn't give to live near the beach again!

A corn dog and wine?  Yes! It's DELICIOUS!  I can't help but giggle when I have this pairing.  I think it's because corn dogs are so much apart of my childhood and here I am enjoying it with a glass of my favorite thing on earth.  I personally enjoy white Burgundy (Chardonnay from France) with a corn dog and mustard.  Maybe part of the reason this pairing works so well is because Burgundy is situated right next to Dijon, the mustard capital of the world.  Aside from that coincidence white Burgundy works with a corn dog and mustard for a number of reasons.  The first thing I notice is how sweet the breading around the corn dog suddenly comes across after a bite of the food and then a sip of the wine.  It's as if the wine turned up the flavor in the dish.  The mustard also seems spicier with an added kick.  The acidity found in the wine also works wonders with a corn dog because it helps to cut through the grease and cleanse the palate.  Additionally both the weight of the wine and the weight of the dish work nicely together.  If you're looking for a completely different experience, go for Kabinett Riesling paired with a corn dog.  The sugar in the wine is a nice contrast to the spicy mustard and also works wonderfully with the breading.  Kabinett Riesling also has the acidity to cleanse the palate in between bites.