We can probably all agree that conventional methods have gone right out the window these days! Now, more and more people are embracing new ways to enjoy their daily activities. Spicing up breakfast or brunch can certainly break up the monotony.
While mimosas and Bloody Mary’s seem to be a perfectly acceptable morning beverage, have a glass of wine with your pancakes and everyone loses it. Winston Churchill said, “To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often.” Well, then, I say why not change the perception of what is considered an okay drink to have with breakfast?
Guys, put down the mimosa, and reach for the wine bottle opener. The following recipes offer some of the best ideas for pairing wine with breakfast.
French Toast and Bacon with Muscat
The full-bodied richness of the wine perfectly complements the sweet and savory flavors of the bacon and french toast. The complex fruity finish adds that extra something special. The delectability of the sweet french toast, as well as the saltiness of the bacon, could work well with any full-bodied wine but is simply Heaven with the Muscat.
Eggs Benedict with Pinot Blanc
Being a smooth, dry, white wine, Pinot Blanc has an almost creamy almond taste with slight hints of spice. When blended with the rich flavors of egg benedict, the pair makes for a breakfast or brunch you’ll not soon forget!
Pancakes with Riesling
Riesling is known for being pretty sweet. Our Riesling, however, is not too sweet but more refreshing and crisp. The slight sweetness of the vino compliments the rich, sugary taste of the syrup-soaked pancakes without overkill. With high acidity, this wine is a perfect contrast and offers a silky and smooth finish.
Brisket Hash with Cabernet Franc
The delectable, savory flavor of brisket hash works quite well with a medium-bodied red wine. Cabernet France is unique in its notes of bell pepper, bringing a subtle spiciness that stands up well with your hearty choice of entree. Another great wine pairing for brisket hash is our Cabernet Sauvignon. This treasure will treat you to a subtle taste of peppercorn and you might even be able to pick up a touch of coffee!
Chicken and Waffles with Champagne
The King (Queen?) of sweet and savory brunch meals takes the number one spot! What’s better than that perfect tasty flavor of both fried chicken and syrup-laden waffles? Champagne on the side, of course! The bubbly beverage makes the ideal third to the best breakfast combo ever created.
So, long as you don’t overdo it— pairing a favorite wine with your scrumptious breakfast or brunch is an amazing way to start the day. If you ask me, it certainly beats having a boring old cup of coffee. The alcohol is nice but it’s the aromas and elaborate flavors that truly draw you in. After all, the wine is simply there to enhance the flavors of the delicious morning cuisine.