As we approach one of the most romantic times of the year, it’s always a tasty journey to visit one of the loveliest culinary couples – Bubbles and food.
Yes, Bubbles are virtually synonymous with “celebration,” and for good reason as few wines can match the drama of popping a bottle of Bubbles on a special occasion. While at Heinen’s we believe everyday can be celebrated with an affordable bottle of fizzy goodness, Bubbles should not be forgotten as a loving partner to your favorite foods!
When it comes to pairings, I believe that salt and fat are Bubble’s best friends. Wait – it’s a good thing! Fat provides luxurious richness on the palate, which is the perfect foil to the zippy acidity found in Sparklers, while a bit of salt brings subtle flavors of the wine to the forefront. Creamy cheeses, fried foods and rich soups, like lobster bisque, are terrific ideas, but the secret pairing that ‘in-the-know Bubbleheads’ really savor is as delicious as it is simple – potato chips! Remember: salt and fat. Potato chips. Try it.
In reality, there is no “wrong” food to have with Bubbles. Eat and drink what you like and let the Bubbles help turn this Valentine’s Day into a tasty treat! Here’s a delicious find that we highly recommend:
Domaine Du Viel Orme Sparkling Rose- $14.99 per bottle
This extraordinary value tastes like a million but costs a lot less! While France is (justifiably) synonymous with Champagne, there are many other wine growing regions that make superb wines in the classic methode traditionnelle (the process that gives the wine it’s sparkle!). We discovered this expressive wine that is estate-grown in Touraine in the Loire Valley. The unique blend of Cabernet Franc and Cot (the local name for Malbec) shows ripe red fruit character and concentration that leads to a satisfyingly crisp and refreshing finish. We hope that you love this complex and utterly delicious Sparkler with your love!