Taking wine for breakfast shouldn’t be a faux pas. If one can take a mimosa during breakfast, then taking wine should also be fine. However, specific wine should be coupled with particular meals. To start us off, if you are fond of Smashed Avocado Toast, we have the right wine pairing for you. So you’ve taken your slice of crusty bread, covered it with some smashed avocado, dusted it with salt, some cumin, and red pepper flakes and not to forget sprinkling it with some green herbs. So what wine pairing would top this excellent breakfast? Sauvignon Blanc is the ideal wine to start with. Others include Gruner Veltliner, Picpoul de Pinet or Soave.
So what if you like to have yourself some protein in the form of fried chicken? Of course not on its own. It wouldn’t be paying it justice if you didn’t include some round waffles, spongy with a scoop of butter on top. Quite a sumptuous breakfast to have. Usually, you’d accompany it with some iced tea. In the case of wine connoisseurs, chilled red wines substitute the iced tea. They are especially ideal because of the tannins as they will scrape the fat off your tongue. These wines include Sparkling Shiraz, Lambrusco di Grasparossa, Brachetto d’Acqui or Lambrusco di Sorbara.
Others would rather have biscuits and gravy. Fluffy biscuits with thick gravy on them. When you indulge in such an upscale breakfast, you’ll need a drink to wash it all down. For that reason, wine with a tinge of tannin will come in handy as it will wash down the fat. Some moderate acidity will go a long way in quenching your thirst. As such, popping some Barbara in the morning is the perfect move. It has high acidity, and the anise flavors will complement the breakfast. Other ideal wines are the Cabernet Franc and Blaufrankisch.
Blueberry pancakes are regulars in many breakfast tables in the morning. They are almost perfect except for the fact that they quickly get stuck to the roof of the mouth, and no amount of syrup can slide them down. There is thus the need for a drink to hose them down. The perfect pairing is with a Moscato d’Asti.
Another frequenter of breakfast tables is French toast with bacon. This entails some toast with some bacon on it and a fried egg to wrap it up. This combination goes well with dry Riesling with its high levels of acidity which acts as a cleanser and curbs egg breath.
You should no longer be afraid to indulge in some wine in the morning. And with this piece, you are the wiser on the many upscale breakfasts to pair with various wines.