Top Food Pairings for Sparkling Wine

The best food pairings for sparkling wine will normally consist of richer foods. Rich foods and those which are greasy, fat, fried or spicy are perfect compliments as both the acidity and effervescence help to balance heavier foods. Many in the industry call sparkling wine the ’scrubbing bubbles’ for the palate as it perfectly cleanses the tongue in between bites.  

Our Le Grand Courtage Blanc de Blancs Brut or Brut Rose are both perfect compliments to the below as our crisp, light and refreshing French sparklers are cuisine and cocktail friendly. 

Appetizers 

  • Almonds 
  • Buttered or Truffled Popcorn
  • Cocktail Sausages 
  • Duck fat French fries 
  • Egg Rolls & Spicy Asian appetizers 
  • Egg-based hors d’oeuvres 
  • Olives 
  • Potato Chips 
  • Prosciutto-wrapped Appetizers 
  • Fried Mushrooms 
  • Stuffed Mushrooms  
  • Vegetables 

Cheeses 

  • Brie  
  • Cheddar 
  • Goat 
  • Gouda
  • Parmesan 

Seafood 

  • Crab Rangoons 
  • Fish Tacos 
  • Lobster 
  • Raw Oysters 
  • Shellfish 
  • Shrimp 
  • Smoked Salmon 
  • Sushi 
  • Crab 

 Asian 

  • Anything spicy – Pad Thai, Curry

Pizza 

  • Pizza Quattro Formaggi or Bianca 
  • Prosciutto and Burrata Pizza 
  • Wild Mushroom Pizza 

 Meat 

  • Bacon 
  • BBQ (esp Rosé) 
  • Beef or Pork Sliders 
  • Brisket Chili 
  • Duck 
  • Chicken 
  • Game 
  • Foie Gras 
  • Fried Chicken 
  • Lamb 
  • Prosciutto 
  • Ribs 
  • Roasted Chicken 
  • Salami 
  • Sweet Breads 

Brunch  

  • Eggs Benedict 
  • Mushroom, Bacon Omelets 
  • Frittatas 
  • Scrambled Eggs 
  • Brioche French Toast with maple syrup (blanc) berry syrup (rosé)

Pasta

  • Butternut Squash Ravioli 
  • Macaroni & Cheese with bread crumb crust 
  • Pastas with cream or mushroom sauces 
  • Risotto with mushroom sauce 

Dessert 

  • Angel Food Cake 
  • Berries 
  • Cheesecake 
  • White Chocolate   
  • Fruit-Based Desserts and Tarts 
  • Mascarpone Cheese 
  • Shortbread Cookies 
  • Toffee, rocca,  
  • Salted caramels