Best Wines With Brunch
With the endless amounts of wines out in the world, which ones are best with brunch? Ultimately it depends on what you are eating for brunch to determine what wine would best pair with that meal.
The Most common Brunch Wine
The winner for the common wine to drink during brunch is champagne. It is comforting, crisp, and the most versatile wine. Champagne is made only from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes. All Champagne is sparkling wine but not all sparkling wine is champagne.
Champagne is most often used during brunch to make mimosas with orange juice. Most brunch places have other juice options as well such as peach, mango, watermelon, or pineapple. The acidity crips flavor of Champagne is what helps it pair well with breakfast and lunch foods.
Other Wines to Drink During Brunch
Whether you are a fan of red wine, white wine, Rosé, or sparkling wine, there are many options of good wines to have with your brunch. Red wine to pair with brunch when red meats or bacon are at the center of the meal is Cabernet Franc. This wine is a medium body with herbal aromas and vegetal, spicy, and earth notes that pair perfectly with rich, savory, and smoky flavors. The perfect white wine to pair with brunch is a Sauvignon Blanc. This white wine offers a nice crisp taste with the aromas of tropical fruits and flavors of melon, grapefruit, and apple. A Rosé often has lively acidity with a lush enduring finish that can be sweeter than Champagne. A Moscato d’Asti is a sweet and light sparkling wine with honeysuckle aromas and fragrant blossoms, and flavors of white peach and apricot.
Turn Wine Into A Cocktail
A mulled Red Cider is the ideal cocktail to make with a bottle of red wine. It consists of a majority of warming spices, honey, and fresh slices of citrus that mix perfectly with an apple cider.
White Wine Sangria is the perfect white wine brunch cocktail. The best white wine to use with this sangria is Pinot Grigio, it pairs perfectly with fruity flavors. This cocktail consists of a sugar-free fruity seltzer of your choice, and fruit slices, mixed with the Pinot Grigio.
A Rosé Mimosa is the perfect alternative for those who do not enjoy Champagne. Pair your Rosé with your favorite fruit juice and some slices of fruit if you would like and you have yourself a Rosé Mimosa.