Scampi and Fizz

2nd July 2021

Scampi and Fizz

The delicacies of the ocean once again have made their way to the dinner plate, this time we’re pairing Scampi with a Spring Fling Sparkling Wine from Slovenia.

What is Scampi?

To put it simply, it is a lobster, it goes by different names, Dublin Bay Prawn, Norway Lobster, Scampi and its official name Nephrops norvegicus. It lives in the Mediterranean and northeastern Atlantic, from Iceland to Norway and down to North Africa. This type of lobster is slim in structure, orange to pink in colour and grows to 25cm/10inch long.

The Sparkling Wine – Založnik Winery

Založnik Winery – Založnik Bela Penina – Bubbly Notes

Aroma – “👃Apricot and honeysuckle aromas.”

Flavour – “👅Apricot, oily peach, tropical notes and yellow rose petals on the palate.”

This Slovenian Sparkling Wine Won a Silver Medal in the Spring Fling Category at The Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.

Scampi and Fizz


  • Whole tail Scampi
  • Rice
  • Peas
  • Mint

Pairing Notes – “An oily texture hugs the scampi, it enhances the Sparkling Wine’s flavours of apricot, peach and brings out green fruits, then leaving you with the scampi flavours at the end.”

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.