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Pairing Wine with Breakfast & Brunch

Pairing Wine with Breakfast & Brunch

Wine Brunch and Breakfast Pairings

Who doesn't like a good hearty breakfast or weekend brunch? I know I do, sometimes I even partake in the occasional brinner (breakfast for dinner). But did you know breakfast can also be a great opportunity to enjoy delicious food and a glass of wine. While wine might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of morning fare, the right pairing can enhance the flavors and make your first meal of the day even more enjoyable. So, let's explore some wine options that complement popular breakfast and brunch dishes.

  1. Sparkling Wine and Pastries - Start your morning on a bubbly note by pairing pastries like croissants or Danish with a glass of sparkling wine. The effervescence and acidity of sparkling wines like Prosecco or Champagne cut through the buttery richness, creating a delightful contrast.

  2. Rosé and Eggs Benedict - Eggs Benedict is a brunch classic with its poached eggs, creamy hollandaise sauce, and toasted English muffin. The fruity and refreshing notes of a dry Rosé complement the dish's richness, balancing the flavors and adding a touch of elegance.

  3. Chardonnay and Quiche - Quiche is a versatile dish that pairs beautifully with a medium-bodied Chardonnay. The wine's buttery texture and flavors of tropical fruits and vanilla harmonize with the creamy quiche filling, creating a delectable combination.

  4. Pinot Noir and Smoked Salmon - If you're enjoying a smoked salmon bagel or an open-faced lox sandwich, reach for a light to medium-bodied Pinot Noir. The wine's red fruit flavors, earthy undertones, and silky tannins complement the smoky and savory salmon, elevating the experience.

  5. Riesling and Pancakes - For sweet breakfast treats like pancakes or waffles, a slightly sweet Riesling can be a delightful match. The wine's floral and fruity characteristics complement the sweetness of the dish, while its crisp acidity keeps it from becoming overly cloying.

Remember, wine pairings are subjective, and personal preferences play a big role. So feel free to experiment and find combinations that excite your taste buds. There's no right or wrong choice as long as you enjoy it! Next time you're enjoying breakfast or brunch, skip the standard mimosa and give one of our wine pairings a try. 

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