Foods That Pair Best With Sparkling Wine

While perfect for toasting special occasions, many people have trouble finding the right foods to pair with their sparkling wine, considering how intense food aromas can easily overpower the delicate flavours of the often handcrafted vintages.

But just because it's hard to find the right foods doesn't mean it's impossible. In fact, there are plenty of delicious options out there that will enhance your next glass of bubbles without taking away from the experience.

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Seafood Pairings

On your next visit to a seafood counter, keep sparkling wine in mind. The light and delicate flavours of seafood perfectly match the refreshing bubbles in sparkling wine. Scallops, shrimp, lobster, and crab all pair beautifully with sparkling Australian wine especially. The acidity in the wine helps to cut through the richness of these seafood options, making for a delightful culinary experience.

Vegetable Pairings

You may not think of vegetables as particularly robust in flavour, but when it comes to pairings with sparkling wine, you'll want to look for veggies on the milder side. Cucumber, for example, is a great option. The cool and refreshing flavour of cucumber pairs well with the light acidity in sparkling wine. You can even add a cucumber slice or two to your glass for an extra special touch.

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Fruit Pairings

When it comes to fruit, you'll want to look for options that are slightly tart or acidic. The acidity in the fruit will help balance the wine's sweetness.

Citrus fruits like grapefruit, orange, and lemon are all great choices. You can even add a slice of citrus fruit to your glass for a bit of extra flavour.

Berries are another great option. Strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are all fantastic choices that will pair well with most sparkling wines.

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Snack Pairings

A bit of nibbles to go along with your wine is always a good idea. And when it comes to sparkling wine, there are plenty of delicious options to choose from. One of our favourites is popcorn. The light and airy flavours of popcorn are a perfect match for the refreshing bubbles in sparkling Australian wine. Plus, the salty flavour of the popcorn helps enhance the wine's flavour and aroma.

Another great option is pretzels. The salty and slightly sweet flavour of pretzels pairs well with most sparkling wines. And the crunchy texture of the pretzels is a nice contrast to the creamy texture of the wine.

Where is the best place to buy sparkling wine?

There are many places to buy sparkling wine, but the best place to buy it is from a reputable wine store. A good wine store will have a wide selection of sparkling wines to choose from and will be able to help you find the perfect one for your needs.

Alternatively, if you don't have a good wine store in your area, consider buying sparkling wine online. Many wineries sell bottles (or cases) of sparkling wine online for delivery to your door once-off or on a subscription basis. This can be a great way to access a wide selection of sparkling wines without leaving the comfort of your home.

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