With full pot legalization arriving in October, The Hollywood Reporter asks expert Andrew Freedman to recommend local sips and marijuana strains that go especially well together.
PAIRING NO. 1
Weed: Barbara Bud. A cross of Afghani and Shishkaberry, this presents a bouquet reminiscent of fresh grapefruit rind, sour Fruit Roll-Up and rose petal.
Wine: 2017 Riesling, Syncromesh Wines, Okanagan Falls, British Columbia
PAIRING NO. 2
Weed: God Bud. Aromas of pine, blackberry, guava and lavender make this strain a hit with growers and consumers. God Bud is a potent indica-dominant hybrid — don’t plan on doing anything but relaxing!
Wine: 2017 Gewurztraminer, Wild Goose Winery, Okanagan Falls, British Columbia
PAIRING NO. 3
Wine: 2015 Sage Hills Pinot Noir, Summerland, British Columbia
PAIRING NO. 4
Wine: Benjamin Bridge NV Brut Sparkling Wine, Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia
This story first appeared in the Sept. 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.