Looking for the perfect food match to go with your favourite Sparkling wine? You’ll find it here.
Whether you’re partaking in NV or Vintage Sparkling, Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé, we’ve compiled our favourite Sparkling and food pairings for pure palate-pleasing pleasure, all in one place. Enjoy!
BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH NV SPARKLING
Usually light and fresh and made in a house style for consistency, non-vintage (NV) Sparkling wines are great with delicate and also fried food, as their zippy acidity and mouthfeel won’t overpower lighter flavours and will help balance any fat.
Try the following recipes for some wonderful flavour combinations with your NV Sparkling.
Vegetable pakoras with yoghurt dipping sauce
Sydney rock oysters with ginger and shallot dressing
BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH PROSECCO
Fresh and fruity and very versatile as a drink on its own or as a component in drinks like the delicious Aperol spritz, Prosecco is taking the world by storm and for good reason.
It’s perfect with antipasto-style canapés or a cheese and fruit spread.
Try the following recipes for some perfect Prosecco pairings:
Prosciutto-wrapped prawns with rocker aioli
Jamon, fig and ricotta bruschette
Manchego cheese sticks with tomato jam
BEST FOOD MATCHES WITH SPARKLING ROSÉ
Premium Sparkling Rosés are usually fine-boned and beautifully textured, and much like their still cousins, are fantastic food wines.
Savoury food matches are ideal, and dishes containing ingredients high in umami – think tomatoes, mushrooms, parmesan, anchovies and soy sauce – will often be your best choice.
Raise your Sparkling Rosé game with the following recipes for some ravishing pairings:
Asian chicken wingettes
Vietnamese rice paper rolls
White and black anchovy skewers
BEST FOOD MATCHES FOR VINTAGE SPARKLING
Usually richer and more complex in style than NV Sparkling, vintage examples are often aged before release for extra complexity.
As the name suggests, they’re made to reflect an actual vintage and are usually only produced when the conditions are deemed just right.
Choose deeper, more complex flavours with this style like smoked fish, charcuterie or stinky washed rind cheese for a classic pairing.
Try the following recipes for a pairing worthy of the best vintage Sparkling:
Salted cod tartlets
Smoked salmon souffles
No doubt about it, Sparkling styles are far more versatile than what you may think when it comes to pairing with food. Our tip? Explore, experiment and enjoy.