2 December 2019

These $20 wines will change your brunch game forever

Find us a meal that is happier than brunch. You’ve slept in a little longer, you’re surrounded by friends, dish choices are fun, and no one is in a rush. It’s the perfect occasion to open a bottle and we have a few suggestions for equally palette-pleasing wine pairings.
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Eggs benedict

The ultimate indulgent brunch dish, smothered in a buttery lemon hollandaise sauce, calls for a bigger, yet still zesty wine to cut through the richness. Look for a White Bordeaux Blend from Pessac-Leognan, where wines are traditionally more full-bodied, but with lovely lemon, lime and grapefruit flavors. Pessac-Leognan’s micro-climate of pine tree forests protect its vines from rain and wind, making its soils (and therefore its wines) totally unique compared to the rest of Bordeaux.

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Mushroom omelet with toast

Fan of the savory breakfast? The fatty flavors of mushrooms call out for a Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir). Lighter in color and flavor than most red wines, German Pinot Noirs from the South and the Ahr Valley have delicious cherry and raspberry flavors with an earthy note. This is a great wine to have on hand for roasted vegetarian dishes.

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Smoked salmon and bagels

Here’s where we encourage you to think pink – the Bordeaux way. Pink foods and wines traditionally pair very well together! Bordeaux Rosé is becoming increasingly popular and is a bit sweeter, with juicy strawberry, gooseberry and grapefruit aromas. Made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this wine is both light and indulgent, while offering a little tartness to balance the rich salmon.

 

Fruit salad and yogurt

If you want to keep it light at brunch, nothing beats a fresh fruit salad with Greek yogurt. Pair with Sekt – a German sparkling wine – made by some 2,000 producers across Germany - with its light apple, pear and white flower aromas. Sekt is usually low in alcohol as well (sometimes as low as 6%), making it a perfect pair for a midday brunch.

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Strawberry waffles

When it comes to playful dishes, try a playful wine! Pair sweet and syrupy strawberry waffles with the delicate bubbles and fruity raspberry and red currant flavors of a Crémant de Bordeaux Rosé. Crémant de Bordeaux is the region’s newest appellation controlée – less than 30 years old and requiring grapes to be handpicked and aged for a minimum of one year. We couldn’t have handpicked a better wine for the occasion. Santé!

  

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