May 8, 2023

Boozy Brunch: Wine Pairings for Breakfast 

Get ready to indulge in a decadent and boozy brunch experience. Discover five mouth-watering sweet and savory brunch recipes, each paired with the perfect wine to enhance your dining experience. From fluffy pancakes with bubbly sparkling wine to savory mini-pizzettas with Chardonnay, this article has everything you need to take your brunch game to the next level. Enjoy!

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Brunch is a popular weekend activity for many, and what better way to enjoy this midday meal than with a glass of wine in hand? While pairing wine with dinner is a common practice, pairing wine with brunch can add a new level of sophistication and excitement to your weekend routine. Here are some boozy brunch wine pairings that are sure to impress.

California Lobster Benedict

First on the list is the classic brunch dish of eggs benedict. A dry sparkling wine like Prosecco or Champagne pairs perfectly with this rich and buttery dish, cutting through the richness with its effervescence. 

Willing to try something new? The California Lobster Benedict consists of perfectly poached eggs, toasted English muffins, creamy hollandaise sauce and topped with rich buttery lobster. Serve with a California Chardonnay or Sparkling for the ultimate brunch time meal.

Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

There are some dishes that simply belong to the perfect American brunch or breakfast. Next up is the beloved dish of pancakes. Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce pairs nicely with a California Sparkling, which complements the dish’s sweetness. 

The fluffy pancakes have no leavening other than beaten egg whites; they are almost soufflé like. You can make the blueberry sauce the night before and easily reheat to serve. Or make it fresh! Enjoy the sweet and juicy flavor of blueberries on top of your warm stack of pancakes.

Strawberry Lemon Ricotta Crepes

Searching for another sweet and indulgent brunch option that’s sure to impress? Look no further than these beautiful Strawberry Lemon Ricotta Crepes. Creamy ricotta cheese, fresh lemon, and sweet strawberries make up this delicious and decadent brunch dish.

Pair with a glass of California Pinot Gris or a California Rosé, and you have a match made in brunch heaven.

White Wine Chardonnay

Smoked Salmon Pizzettas

For those who prefer a savory brunch option, the Smoked Salmon Pizzettas are a mouthwatering choice. To make this dish even more special, pair it with a sparkling wine or a Chardonnay. The bubbles in the sparkling wine will accentuate the smoky flavors of the salmon, while the creamy texture of the Chardonnay will enhance the richness of the ricotta cheese. 

Store-bought pizza dough makes the project easy, but substitute your favorite homemade pizza dough if you prefer.

Bagel Spread

Get ready to brunch like a champion with an extravagant Bagel Spread! From cream cheese to smoked salmon to pickled vegetables, there are several different ways to jazz up any flavor of bagel.

This easy recipe is the perfect choice for a leisurely breakfast or brunch and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. No bagel brunch is complete without a good drink, so grab a glass of Chardonnay or Rosé and toast to the weekend!

Wine pairings are not just reserved for dinner – they can add a touch of elegance and indulgence to your weekend brunch routine. Whether you prefer sweet or savory brunch dishes, there is a wine out there that can perfectly complement your meal. So, next time you’re planning a boozy brunch, consider adding a bottle of California wine to the mix and discover a new world of flavors and pairings.