Posted by: Carl Pierre
In life, there are a few immutable truths: we are, in fact, mortal creatures, true love really can conquer all, and there’s no such thing as too much bacon. Nope, I’m not even kidding about that last part. Those sizzling, glorious strips of salty goodness are considered to be amongst life’s greatest pleasures, so it only makes sense that you would pair it with an equally amazing vice: fine wine.
There’s no greater culinary combination in the world than a food dish that uses an inordinate amount of bacon and a glass of incredible vino that goes well with it. That’s why we’ve decided to create our own brunch guide that combines various bacon recipes we love with their corresponding wine pairings (you can click on the dish to get the recipe). Hopefully this guide will help both wine aficionados and bacon devotees have the best of both worlds as they brunch their weekend away.
Fried Green Tomato BLT and a Sparkling Rose
Poppin bottles is always fun, so why not do it with a delicious combination of bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and a sparkling Rose. The sparkling and fruitiness of the wine is a nice way to cut through the saltiness of the bacon, and it complements both the tomatoes of the BLT and the crunchiness of the bread in the sandwich.
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Quiche Lorraine and a Dry Riesling
To get the most out of your quiche, we recommend a dry Riesling, preferably something from Germany. Germans have an uncanny knack for pairing their wines with sausages, so it only makes sense that a Riesling from this country would go incredibly well with some delicious bacon.
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French Toast and Egg Sandwich with Bacon, and Prosecco
The sweetness of the french toast in the sandwich goes well with the fruitiness of a nice Prosecco, and the sparkling component to the wine is a great counter complement to the saltiness of the bacon.
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Bacon Potato Hash and Dolcetto-D’alba
For those unfamiliar with this wine, it’s an effervescent italian red wine that has a little bit of weight to it that will go well with the potatoes in this dish. Dolcetto D’alba is medium-bodied with low acidity, meaning it won’t make you feel terrible after devouring a heaping plate of bacon and potatoes. The wine has raspberry flavor hints that will pair well with the spiciness of the sriracha I can only assume you would be dousing your bacon potato hash in.
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Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed With Goat Cheese and Viognier
The apricot notes and fruitiness of a viognier (for those who don’t know, this wine tends to have lots of tropical flavors) are a nice complement to the fruity flavor of the dates. Viogniers also have a nice ripe acidity that can cut through the tartness of the goat cheese, making it the perfect pairing for this dish.
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