Food Pairings with Champagne or Sparkling Wine

20th March 2020

Cremant and Food Pairing

Are you a food enthusiast looking for some great ideas for food and Champagne and/or sparkling wine pairings. If yes, congratulations on finding a great resource. This resource shares 7 incredible, easy-to-prepare delicacies that can perfectly pair with Champagne or sparkling wine. Check them out below:

1. Fried Chicken and Champagne or Sparkling Wine

Fried chicken and Champagne or sparkling wine can be a very delicious and salient pairing. Just add pickled peppers to your seasoned batter and pan-fried deep-fried, or pressure fried chicken pieces to enhance the taste of the delicacy before pairing it with a nice Champagne such as Krug Grande Cuvée. Or if you are more into sparkling wines than Champagnes, Weingut Ratzenberger – Bacharacher – Sekt Brut 2013 from Germany can be a great alternative. Any of these two drinks will perfectly harmonize with your fried chicken without any complexity, bringing a melt in your mouth taste and rich flavour out of the impeccable combination.

It’s worth noting that fried chicken has incredible nutritional value as it is very low in Cholesterol not to mention a good source of protein, Vitamins B6 alongside B12, as well as several minerals. The drinks, on the other hand, contain high-quality carbs and some proteins.

2. Steak

Well prepared steak and a glass of fine sparkling wine or Champagne can be an extremely pleasing combination to the taste buds. The deep, rich sumptuous taste and flavour of steak, which is attributed to the action of amino acids and carbohydrates found in the meat plus the exquisite taste that comes out of good Champagne or wine make this pairing an iconic one. For the best Champagne or sparkling wine choices, consider Veuve Clicquot, Moët & Chandon, Nicolas Feuillatte or Dom Pérignon.


Fillet Steak at the STK London


3. Fried Potatoes with Onions

Fried delicacies are generally beloved Champagne and/or wine pairings, but for the ultimate crunchy-starchy enjoyment, fried potatoes with onions carry the day. Onions add a great aroma and flavor, making your delicacy to be more delicious. Fried potatoes with onions and Champagne or wine is a very healthy pairing that’s perfect for vegans. That’s because potatoes are generally high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre whereas onions are a good source of Vitamin C, dietary fibre, folic acid, minerals, and high-quality vegetable protein. Apart from that, this delicacy is quite filling and easy to prepare at home with the necessary ingredients being readily available at your favourite meal delivery service.

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4. Caviar

When it comes to the most incredible Champagne and/or sparkling wine plus delicacy pairings, no pairing offers a more refreshing and distinctive taste than caviar and quality Champagne or wine. The rich, slightly sweet taste of a well-prepared caviar dish plus the rare, sweet taste of fine sparkling wine or Champagne harmonize like no other. On top of that, this iconic dinner pairing not only satisfies your sense of taste, but it also promotes your health, thanks to the delicacy, which is high in omega 3 and Vitamins; A, B6, B12, E, each of which plays a crucial role in the body.

5. Oysters

For seafood lovers, oysters and Champagne or wine can be a very iconic pairing. The distinctive, rich, briny taste of a well-made dish of oysters combines pretty well with the pleasant taste, smooth texture and rich aroma of a good quality sparkling wine or Champagne such as Roederer Estate Brut (Magnum) or Laurent-Perrier, respectively. Most importantly, this is a fairly healthy meal and drink combination since oysters are low in calories as well as fat and high in protein. Champagnes or wines, on the other hand, have great antioxidant properties.

Champagne Etienne Sandrin A Travers Celles Extra Brut with oysters

6. Macaroni and Cheese

According to experts, Champagnes and/or sparkling wines are highly versatile, food-pairable drinks, thanks to their high acidity that acts as a palate cleanser. In as much as many individuals think about complex delicacies consisting of seafood, meats, vegetable salads and so on, this can equally make a great pairing with the right Champagne or wine. In addition, macaroni is high in fiber, manganese, selenium, copper, and phosphorus. Refined, enriched pasta, on the other hand, is a good source of iron and B vitamins, whereas cheese is a great source of calcium, fat, and protein. Additionally, this animal-derived food contains high amounts of vitamins A and B-12, not to mention, zinc, phosphorus, and riboflavin.

7. Creamy Soup

Another unique dinner that can perfectly pair with sparkling wine or Champagne is a creamy soup consisting of mushroom pieces that are fully flavoured with onions, garlic, butter and herbs of your choosing whether that be thyme or fresh parsley. The mouthwatering taste of this delicacy harmonizes superbly with the exquisite taste of nice Champagne or sparkling wine like the Joseph Perrier-Cuvée Joséphine, France, 2008, Champagne or the Torelló, Cava de Paraje Calificado, Barcelona, Spain, 2011 sparkling wine. No words can sufficiently describe the taste of this mouthwatering combo.

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Final Thoughts

The above are some great ideas for incredible food and Champagne or sparkling wine pairings. The good news is that most of these ideas, if not all, are quite easy to implement as the corresponding ingredients are readily available both online and at your nearest grocery store. So, are the respective Champagnes or wines mentioned. So, what delicacy and Champagne or wine pairing idea(s) do you plan to try out? You may comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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