Cannabis and Wine

It may surprise you to discover that cannabis and wine actually pair together incredibly well. This is due to a variety of compounds, chemicals, and substances within each - though namely terpenes which are responsible for aroma and taste.

What gives each of them their flavor

Weed and wine have a lot in common – especially as far as scent and taste. Wine derives its flavors from a wondrous mixture of sugars, yeasts, terpenes, pyrazines, and a lot of other oddly named chemicals and substances. For instance, Botrytis Cinerea is one of these. It is a mold that grows on grapes. This mold is the key to the deep, honey flavor found in Tokaji grapes. Tokaji grapes are one of the many varieties used to create wine.

Marijuana and wine contain the same flavor and scent substances called terpenes. They lend a fruity flavor of the Blueberry Haze strain or the floral note in a Sauvignon Blanc. Terpenes are so abundant in both that over one hundred have been found in weed, and fifty in wine.

Wine, weed, terpenes, and scent

Terpenes are not the only thing that gives a wine or marijuana strain its scent. There are other factors involved. However, Terpenes are responsible for a large amount of the scent that you get from both.

When you inhale the vapors from wine or break open a bud and enjoy the aromas, your senses are reacting to the many shared terpenes of both. The smells can be as intoxicating as the effect of imbibing either substance.

You may have been able to put together that both wine and weed share many of the same aromatic notes, namely: floral, spicy, earthy, herbal, and fruity. There are many more scents that you can use to describe both weed and wine, but I believe they are subtypes of the ones we have already mentioned.

Pairing weed with wine

We now have an idea of the shared aromatic and flavor profiles of both marijuana and wine. We know that some strains share flavors and scents. How do we tie it all together into an enjoyable experience? We need to pair them.

The art of pairing weed and wine happens when you look at multiple factors of each of the two and see how they will work with one another. What sort of weed goes with a Sauvignon Blanc? What wine do you pair with White Widow?

Here is a list of cannabis strains and wines you can pair them with:

AMS Supreme, Pot of Gold, and White Widow pair well with:

  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah
  • Grenache

Limoncello HazeOG Kush, and Tangie pair well with:

  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Albariño

Candy Kush, Jack O'Lantern, and M.O.A.B. pair well with:

  • Pinot Gris
  • Vermentino
  • New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

M.O.A.B., Northern Lights and Mega Jackpot pair well with:

  • Zinfandel
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Petit Sirah

Super Skunk, Northern Lights, and Pineapple Express pair well with:

  • Rose
  • Torrontes
  • Gewurztraminer

Caramelicious, Green Crack, and Amnesia Trance pair well with:

  • Muscat
  • Riesling
  • Viognier
  • Nebbiolo

Information gathered from The Herb Somm