My meal choice was Baby Got Mac, and Delipar’s wines recommendations were:
I went with a partially oaked Californian Chardonnay, £8.80 from Waitrose.
The wine alone had a characteristic vanilla note (American oak) on the nose, accompanied by more crisp, fruity notes. There was also some vanilla sweetness on the palate, a sensation caused by the aroma, as the wine was definitely dry.
Baby Got Mac is a sweet treat (BBQ sauce) full of lactones (cheese and pulled pork). Having it with the Chardonnay gave a crisp edge to the whole meal, while vanilla (from the wine) and BBQ sauce (from the food) created a strong aromatic bond, so the aromas from both the food and wine could intertwine deliciously.
To sum up, it was a great thing to have for a lunch in a park on a sunny afternoon.