Shrove Tuesday, pancake day, is here and like most, we understand that the morning flurry isn’t the ideal time to be thinking about the timely process of pancake making. However, come 5pm, when the sun is most definitely over the yard arm and our minds are drawn back to evening supper plans; pancakes have our attention once more…
Pancakes & Wine: An Unexpected Combination
Although fine wine and pancakes may not be the most frequently discussed food pairing, you’d be surprised as to how well they complement each other. We have put together a selection of 6 wine accompaniments for all varieties of delicious pancakes, both sweet and savoury for your evening meals or weekend brunches.
Traditional Lemon & Sugar:
Popular in its simplicity, pair this with a NV Bonnaire Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru. A refreshing Chardonnay based Champagne with delicate citrus aromas to compliment the lemon with a beautiful long-lasting finish.
Deep red fruit flavours shine through from our recommended 2014 Roger Brun Romance Rose Premier Cru Champagne to deliciously mirror the elements of this topping. It’s a rich and creamy champagne, charmingly balanced with delicate acidity.
Chocolate & Banana:
Enhance your chocolate and banana dish with the smooth caramel and toffee aromas of this incredibly composed fortified wine from the prestigious region of Porto; the NV 30 Year Old Tawny Graham.
Streaky Bacon & Maple Syrup:
Pair this famous sweet and salty dish with a 2008 Tokaji 5 Puttonyos Disznoko. This sweet wine from Hungary shows a smooth and luscious palate with subtle notes of honey.
Squash Pancakes With Chilli, Parmesan & Rosemary
We recommend sticking to the sparkling with a 2006 Charles Heidsieck Millesime. This astonishing cuvee offers truffle and nutty aromas supported by a rich and creamy palate to match the herbs and chilli kick of this savoury dish.
Spinach & Goats Cheese
2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte is a delightful white wine from Pessac Leognan in Bordeaux; this well-balanced wine compliments the creamy goats’ cheese and spinach effortlessly.