According to my Google keyword research, 1,600 of you are looking for ‘wine for breakfast.’ No judgement here, ya’ll – unless you pick a terrible bottle of wine to kick off your morning tasting. Let’s help you pick a great wine for breakfast.
- Wine Recommendations for Breakfast Foods
- A Red Wine for French Toast, Pancakes, and Waffles
- Savory Eggs + Chardonnay
- Smoked Salmon Bagel + Fume Blanc
- Wine Recommendations for wines to buy from Target & Walmart
Wine Recommendations for Breakfast Foods
First things first: please know my go-to recommendation for anything will be sparkling. Is it a little bit lazy of a recommendation? Do I just love sparkling wine? Yes and yes. Sparkling wine goes with anything and everything – from a grilled steak to a chocolate cake. Sparkling wine pairs well with savory, sweet, salty, spicy, rich, light, crunchy, healthy. Etc. Plus, a glass of bubbly enhances every moment. So yes, it’s always going to be a good choice – including breakfast!
A Red Wine for French Toast, Pancakes, and Waffles
The other day, we had a serious family discussion: rank French toast, pancakes, and waffles. Nearly everyone placed French toast in the #1 spot (which is the correct answer, BTW.) If you’re having French Toast, you’re going to want a light wine to pair with the sweet. Go for sparkling (duh) – but also a Beaujolais Nouveau is a really light, floral red wine that would pair well with French toast.
Fun fact: Beaujolais Nouveau is a young wine, usually debuts around Thanksgiving (but not before the third Thursday in November, according to French Law.) It’s bottled right after harvest, so the wine takes on sweeter, light, floral notes which are perfect for sweet breakfast breads.
Savory Eggs + Chardonnay
Sausage Strata is a delicious combination of eggs, bread, sausage, and cheese that we make every Christmas and occasionally throughout the year. And a quiche is always delicious. (Costco’s roasted veggie quiche is the best!) A good Chardonnay would compliment a savory egg dish!! And of course, sparkling.
Tip: If you’re serving bad Chardonnay, chill it to mask the taste. If you’re serving great a bottle, you should serve Chardonnay at the ideal 55 degrees (same natural temp of a cave) which is warmer than a regular fridge.
For Eggs Benedict, go for a rosé!
Smoked Salmon Bagel + Fume Blanc
IMO, you can’t find a more delightful breakfast than smoked salmon on a bagel. I like thinly sliced red onions (or pickled red onions!), plenty of capers, cream cheese, and smoked salmon on top of a toasted bagel. A Fume Blanc is the perfect pairing for this fancy breakfast (which also makes for an excellent lunch!)
Fume Blanc is a Sauvignon Blanc, originated by Robert Mondavi in Napa Valley to brand California wine. Some brands still use the label, some opt for the standard Sauvignon Blanc. New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs have a distinct grapefruit-y undertone, which some people love. I personally do not love my wine to taste like grapefruit. Therefore, California Sauvignon Blanc – and Fume Blanc – are my go-to for a light and crisp wine.
Rosé is also a popular pairing with salmon!!
Wine Recommendations for wines to buy from Target & Walmart
- Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc White Wine • $14.99
- Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages Red Wine • $13.99
- Campo Viejo Cava Brut Reserva • $9.98
- Girard Sauvignon Blanc White Wine • $15.99
- Justin Sauvignon Blanc White Wine • $14.99
- Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc White Wine • $11.99
- Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Champagne • Veuve Clicquot • $63.99
- Josh Rosé Wine • $12.99
- Read more: The best wines to try from Target under $20
Cheers, y’all! 🥂