This time of the year sunlight is streaming through our windows again, the air smells fresh, and Mother’s Day is almost here. It’s brunch season. But what kind of wine do you serve with brunch?
While Champagne is a favorite, there are many more options than Mimosas. Dry sparklers served straight are better with food. All styles work well, but especially beautiful at brunch is rosé Sparkling wine or Champagne, like Domaine de J. Laurens la Rose No 7. The touch of red-berry pink is attractive gives the wine a fruitiness that compliments mixed berries and brunch sweets (a brunch staple).
Brunch isn't brunch without egg dishes, and eggs crave white wine. The exact type of white wine you serve depends on what you mix with the eggs. With cheese or green veggies, a Sauvignon Blanc (especially if the cheese is sharp) makes a nice companion. Its acidity and herbal flavors will accent these type of dishes. On the other hand, if your eggs have mushrooms, or meat such as ham or sausage, drink Chardonnay! The varietal’s full body and softer flavor pair beautifully with these flavors.
For heavier dishes with chicken or pork, still keep the wine light. Here is where a dry rose comes in - with berry inspired aromas and flavors, dry rosés are YUMMY!
Keep your brunch wines light, and you’ll have great pairings.