Champagne and food pairings

3.Jaffa Cakes

The concept for this food match to Champagne is that bitter orange, dark chocolate sits really well on the palate with a rosé Champagne. In its simplest term – jaffa cakes are a good food pairing to Champagne. A richer, darker chocolate would bring out a stronger composition to rosé Champagne. For Easter, the drinks business recommended sparkling wine as a really good match to dark chocolate.

4 Responses to “Champagne and food pairings”

  1. Christophe Richelet says:

    Hello,
    I just wanted to point out that the ‘fancy’ word to describe how your mouth perceives food and liquids is palate, not palette. I say fancy because, strictly speaking, it is the roof of your mouth and, as I’m sure you know, most of our taste buds are located on the tongue.
    Cheerio.

  2. Ana Melo says:

    As the roof of the mouth was once considered the seat of the sense of taste, palate can also refer to this sense itself, as in the phrase “a discriminating palate”. By further extension, the flavor of a food (particularly beer or wine) may be called its palate, as when a wine is said to have an oaky palate.

  3. Tim Naylor says:

    Pork pies. Sounds daft, but they work fantastically well with a dry, biscuity Champagne.

  4. SeriousBok says:

    Fancy schmancy. A few of these pairings are fine. A great bottle of champagne or $200 bottle of wine goes fine with whatever tastes good to you. Blah the rules.

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