What Sparkling Wine To Pair With Scones?

25th May 2022

Scones and English Sparkling Wine

When deciding which of the many British treats to delight in, it can be difficult to narrow it down, with the likes of the delicious Victoria Sponge, Bakewell Tart, Scones, Scotch Eggs and Pork Pies along with the ever-growing selection of amazing English Sparkling Wines.

In this article, as you may have guessed, we’re going to be pairing English Scones with some English Sparkling Wine, from Sussex.

Fox & Fox – Expression 2013 – England

Aroma 👃 “Gorgeous red berries, raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, touching on a jammy character with a touch of pastry on the aroma.”

Flavour 👅 “Red berries galore, dry red-berry skins, red berry juice, with cranberries and strawberries flavours.”

Silver Medal Winner in the Winter Warmer Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Jonica Fox and her husband Gerard Fox planted their first vine in 2004, it was Gerard that inspired Jonica to get into the fizz business after he tasted some English Sparkling Wine at an event in London in 2003 and by 2009 they had started producing their own Sparkling Wine. They currently own 30 acres and grow the following grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

As well as offering enjoyable Sparkling Wine, Fox & Fox also offer bespoke wine tastings, either hosted by Jonica or Gerard, it’s perfect for any group of friends or even a birthday party, if you would like to find out more, just click here.

If you like the sound of this English Sparkling Wine, then you can check out more of their history and their Sparkling Wines in this article: Fox & Fox – Award Winning English Sparkling Wine

The first mention of the word ‘Scone’ was in 1513, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, over 500 years of history to these baking treasures, however, did you know that it’s believed the first scones were flat, still appearing as round, but taking on the size of a medium plate, they would then be cut into triangular sections to be served.

Most scones today are round or even hexagonal, if you want to try a triangle scone ,like they did all those years ago, or even try a square scone, then you’ll have to pop into your kitchen and enjoy an afternoon of baking.

When making our homemade scones, we tried a different Jam, a special edition jar made in celebration of the Queens Platinum Jubilee, created by Cottage Delight, we used their Jubilee British Strawberry Jam.

You may have also heard of the debate about the correct way to enjoy a scone, there are two different ways, the Cornwall way has you place the Jam on first then the Cream, with the Devon way having you place the Cream on first, then the Jam, which method do you stand by?

When it comes to which method the Queen prefers, a former Royal Chef by the name of Darren McGrady stated on Twitter that when making Scones for Palace Garden Parties, he would put the Jam on first and then the Cream.

English Homemade Scones and English Sparkling Wine Pairing

Cornwall Way Pairing Notes – “The jam is prominent on this Cornwall method of the scone, the English Sparkling Wine comes in and neutralises the flavours, toning down the strawberry jam and enriching the silky, creaminess of the clotted cream and the lovely delicate homemade scone.”

Devon Way Pairing Notes – “The Devon scone method works in a similar way, the jam flavours almost disappear with the silky creamy clotted cream coming back stronger after the palate cleanses.”

The English Sparkling Wine from Fox & Fox offers its helping hand without wanting anything in return, graciously enriching the flavours of the scones.

Information Credit: Wikipedia

Oliver Walkey

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