Food Pairings

Champagne & Sparkling Wine Infused Desserts

There are plenty of desserts that have at least a splash of alcoholic drinks in them, from rum to beer, they all add a specific flavor when used. But desserts made with Champagne or sparkling wine are one of the sweetest treats you can serve to your guests on your New Year’s party, graduation party…

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Find the Perfect Bubbly for your Barbecue

Find the Perfect Bubbly for your Barbecue

British summer has finally arrived!  You never quite know how long the hot weather’s going to last, so why not fire up the barbie while it’s still here.  We can recommend bubbles to suit every barbecue guest. It isn’t a British barbie without beef burgers, grilled to perfection and presented in a bap with ketchup…

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Delicious Brazilian Food & Fizz for the Olympics

Delicious Brazilian Food & Fizz for the Olympics

To celebrate the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio, we’ve paired some beautiful Brazilian dishes with their equally-good sparkling wine counterparts. We often think of wines from Europe or the ‘New World’, but eyes will be  turning to Brazil as the Olympic Games draw nearer. Brazilian Favourites Pão de queijo For starters, bread and cheese – what could…

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Bugs & Bubbly!

Bugs & Bubbly!

We all know the traditional food pairings with Champagne. Arthur Lambert, a student at the Ecole de Design in Troyes, decided to use a still unusual one for a project but it’s not for the fainthearted. Les Champagnes de Vignerons had the idea for a competitive exam. They wanted a new promotional accessory for their…

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Pairing Italian Food with Sparkling Wine

Italian food is some of the best in the world and regularly eaten in many households. It’s always handy to have some bubbly to pair perfectly with your dishes! We’ve stuck mostly with Italian bubbly, but there’s also some to mixing and matching. You can find many of these in your local UK supermarket. Creamy Pasta Such…

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What to do with leftover Champagne and Sparkling Wine

We know having bubbly leftover is unlikely, but if you accidentally opened too many bottles at a party and find yourself with some leftover, keep it! Even if it’s started to go flat, it can still be useful. Here’s a few things you can do: Use as a Beauty Treatment Applied to the skin and hair,…

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New York Bar Selling $100 Gold Champagne Doughnut!

For $100 (£68) you can get a glistening golden doughnut, made with Cristal Champagne icing, filled with an ube mousse, Champagne jelly and covered with 24 carrot edible gold. This Champagne inspired doughnut is available at New York Bar Manila Social Club, treat yourself a very indulgent snack. Head chef Björn DelaCruz is the creator of the golden doughnut….

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Pairing Champagne & Sparkling Wine with Christmas Dinner

Pairing Champagne & Sparkling Wine with Christmas Dinner

Bubbly isn’t just for an apéritif or after-dinner drink, it can be enjoyed throughout the whole Christmas feast! The great thing about Champagne and sparkling wine is that it’s versatile, so try out some new pairings and experiment with bubbly from around the world. Here’s a few suggestions: Canapés / nibbles: As an opening drink, you can’t go wrong with…

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Sommelier’s Favourite Sparkling Wine Food Pairings

Pairing Champagne and sparkling wine with food is versatile and doesn’t have strict rules, so we always love to hear new combinations. When interviewing Sommelier’s, one question we tend to ask is “Do you have a particular favourite sparkling wine food pairing?” Here’s a few of the answers we’ve had so far… Arnaud Bardary – Sommelier at Maze…

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