March 19, 2021 by Arden Montgomery
3 Wines For Your Boozy Brunch, Without The Afternoon Nap
What defines brunch? Is it the perfect buffet of both breakfast’s sweet treats and lunches savory staples? Or is it all encompassing of the confusion you feel when deciding what to wear to a social gathering at 11:00am?
Brunch in its simplest form is breakfast, made fancy with booze. Because brunch without booze is just a sad, late breakfast! The key to a successful boozy brunch is less about quantity, and more about the quality of booze. We’re trying to avoid the afternoon nap and 6PM hangover. This can be achieved by selecting low alcohol, low intervention wines from small production wineries practicing organic and responsible farming. These wines are incredibly food friendly and pair well with a variety of flavors, perfect for both the frittata and the BLTA.
To keep it simple, because brunch should never be complicated, here are 3 wines essential for your boozy brunch without the afternoon nap:
Natural wine or orange wine can be a great option for brunch because it’s typically low alcohol and well, it’s fun to try and brunch has no rules. A go-to for the natural or orange wine curious is the 2017 Young Inglewood Venn Skin Contact Sauvignon Blanc. With nuances of white flowers, pear, cardamom, nutmeg, tarragon and the smallest suggestion of caraway seed this wine will definitely be the topic of conversation. The winery uses sustainable farming practices, native yeast fermentation and there are only 68 cases produced.
If there is one rule given to the art of brunching, Champagne would be involved. Brunch isn’t the same without it. Prosecco will do the trick, but Champagne just feels right. Whether you’re making spritzes, mimosas, or enjoying a glass of bubbles on its own, make it count!
The NV Champagne Delavenne Père & Fils Brut Tradition Grand Cru Champagne does not mess around. This is brunch at its finest. Delavenne’s Brut Tradition Grand Cru is a festive champagne “par excellence.” It is the embodiment of the Delavenne house tradition, created from their vineyards in Bouzy and Ambonnay. So I guess we’re getting BOUZY, not BOOZY. You’ll pick up on notes of apple fritter, brioche, fresh apple and lemon drop. If that doesn’t embody brunch, what does? Start the party with a glass of this Champagne and keep a couple bottles on ice throughout the day. It’s the perfect palate cleanser for the variety of flavors brunch presents the table with.
Brunch is almost synonymous with #roseallday.
Rose practically replaces water at the brunch table. The key here is understanding that the magnum has a time and a place, and it belongs at brunch. You know you’re going to open that second bottle so why not put a couple magnums of rose on ice? They look great, they’re easy, they last longer, and they guarantee a good time. You can’t go wrong with a Rose from Provence, and