Sparkling Wine and Food Pairing Guide for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner . . . do you know how you will be toasting to love? Of course, we never need a holiday as an excuse to open a bottle of bubbly––but we certainly won’t pass up the opportunity, either!
Truth be told, sparkling wine is incredibly food-friendly. The carbonation cleanses the palate, making it a great accompaniment to rich dishes, fats, and oils. At the same time, sparkling wine is light enough to pair with delicate dishes. A general rule of thumb is to stick with wines that are drier (often labeled “Brut”): high sugar content can bring out more fruit and tropical notes in sparkling wine, thus making the wine more difficult to pair.