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Dip should be treated as a culinary powerhouse and paired with the perfect wine. Wine professionals recommend choosing wines that are fresh and light to complement the complex flavors and high salt content of party dips. However, if you have a special bottle of wine, it can also be a reason to celebrate and enjoy at a party.
"Party foods like dip have complex flavors and a high salt content," says Brittney Abell, wine director of Grape Collective. "Wine is a perfect thirst quencher, whether a cold, crisp Sauvignon Blanc or a bright, fruit-forward Pinot Noir."
For a 7-Layer Dip, a red Rhône blend is suggested as it can bring together the myriad elements in harmony. Other ways to choose the right wine pairing for dip include mirroring flavors and providing textural counterpoints.
As its name suggests, 7-Layer dip has, well, seven layers. Variations abound, but the heavy hitting ingredients generally include refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, cheese and black olives. It begs for a wine that matches its ability to bring together myriad elements in harmony.