Brunchin' & Winein'

What time of day is acceptable to open a bottle of wine? On a weekend, anything goes. Here are some tips for pairing wine with your favourite brunch dishes.

By Christabel Brain
2018/10/11, 04:34 PM

Blueberry pancakes

The key for pairing wine with sweet dishes is to choose a wine that's just as sweet or slightly sweeter. A dry wine can end up tasting bitter when paired with a sweet dish.

Try the Coteaux du Layon Vieilles Vignes 2015

A sweet wine that has a wonderful freshness to really elevate the fruitiness in the pancakes!

Smoked salmon french toast

Sauvignon blanc is smoked salmons best friend, it has the same effect as a squeeze of lemon drizzled all over the dish.

Try the Cuvée blanc sec 2016

A beautiful sauvignon blanc from the Côtes-de-Duras

Bacon & cheese toastie

Salty, meaty dishes featuring lots of bacon pair really well with an earthy grape like Cabernet Franc. The vegetal, spicy, and earthy notes, which perfectly balance the rich, savory, and smoky flavors of bacon.

Try the Coup de Breton 2017

An excellent, crunchy cabernet franc.

Vegetable hash on toast

For vegetable dishes, choose a wine that is full of fruit and flavour to balance the vegetables. French wine is full of sunlight and is perfect for summer time vegetables.

Try the Viré Clessé 2016

A chardonnay bursting with flavour and freshness