Delightful Cake and Wine Pairings You Need to Try

11th August 2021

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There is nothing as comforting as a massive slice of one of your favorite cakes. Probably, except a massive slice of the cake with a good glass of wine.
However, it is true that not every wine can pair well with cakes. If you choose the right combination, a great pairing can enhance the flavors in the cake and wine.
The rule of thumb when considering a cake delivery by InstaCake and pairing your dessert with wine is to pay attention to their flavors. Matching their flavors is the key goal to take your game to a whole new level. Some of the best wine and cake pairings include:

1. Vouvray Brut and Strawberry Shortcake
Vouvray Brut is made of Chenin Blanc grapes. It is also mouth-puckering and crisp white wine, adding notes of honeysuckle, green apple, and pear.
If you want something familiar yet unique, check out different sparklers from South Africa, where the Chenin Blanc is basically a super important grape.
The acidic bite coming from the wine cuts through strawberry shortcakes, whereas the notes of a tree fruit complement the flavors of fresh strawberries.

2. Sauternes and Cheesecake
Cheesecake is creamy, rich, lush, and not too over-the-top-sweet, making this dessert a favorite. Today, cheesecakes come with different flavors, and that normally results in confusion over this.
This is why you should choose the fat content of cheesecakes instead of their flavor may work in your favor. Since many cheesecakes are rich with high-fat content, a white dessert wine, such as Sauternes, provides a great balance of acidity to cut through the lushness.

3. Chappellet Mountain Cuvee and Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake
Red blends, particularly domestic ones, combine different varieties, such as Syrah, Cabernet, and Grenache, which steals the show.
According to wine and dessert pairing experts, the combination of red wine and chocolate-covered cake slice is similar to a ‘spa day for your palate.’ Most of these experts recommend taking pairing chocolate devil’s food cake with the finest Chappellet Mountain Cuvee.

4. Chardonnay and Pink Champagne Cakes
A Chardonnay from warm climates is rich with a sweet fruit flavor, suitable to pair with pink Champagne cakes.
Unoaked Chardonnay wines have a bright flavor, perfect for matching the cake, while its high acidity pairs properly with the meringue buttercream icing.
You can also offer this cake strawberry syrup, hibiscus, and Strawberry Fields to match the delicate flavors of your pink champagne cake.

5. Chocolate Cake and Tawny Port
Milk chocolates are far less bitter and milder than dark. Their flavors are still dominant though – meaning it needs a fortified wine with a lighter style.
Tawny Port wine is also lighter than Vintage or Ruby, with fewer berry fruit notes. Rather, Tawny Port may display a range of chocolate, caramel, coffee, and toffee flavors that works perfectly with decadent chocolate cakes.

6. Moscato and Vanilla Pannacotta
You may order mini vanilla pannacotta as part of your selection of patisserie. Basically, patisserie is perfect for any time of the day, and you can love it as a gift, for a dinner party, or afternoon tea.
You can pair pannacotta with Moscato wine. This low-alcohol wine is also great for weddings, picnics and can pair with nearly anything sweet.
Plus, the wine’s flavor balances properly with a sweet vanilla pannacotta, but it could be fine if you try with other patisserie options.

The Takeaway!
Wine and cake pairings are absolutely doable, but you can give every element a tricky sugar content. On any occasion, don’t hesitate to experiment with your cake and wine pairings.
However, remember that the golden rule of cake and wine pairing is to ensure your wine is sweeter than the cake.

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