When it comes to pairing brunch dishes and wine, light and lively should be the guiding principle. That’s because many classic brunch dishes—omelets, bacon, and popovers, for example—are exceptionally rich. The fruity bubbles of sparkling wine are a great contrast to these filling dishes. Here’s what to buy and open at your next Sunday morning get-together.
If you could take everything sunny, bright, and wonderful about a spring meadow and put it in a glass, that’s prosecco. The surprise minerality
that is an integral part of this sparkler is the perfect antithesis of salty cheeses, bacon, and sausage.
Moscato d’Asti and sausage has been a longtime classic pairing. The light fruit and peach nectar flavors from the wine refresh and cleanse the palate between each bite of spicy, seasoned sausage.
The acidity of the champagne helps lighten the rich flavors from a cheese omelet, and the light fruit flavors of the sparkler will complement any added fresh herbs, such as basil or thyme.
Two sparkling wines to try:
- Candoni Prosecco Brut: Crisp and clean; sip this slowly and savor the distinct honey undertones.
- Risata Moscato d’Asti: Ripe stone fruit melds perfectly with tangerines and honey in this ever-so-slightly acidic varietal.