Top 4 Desserts to Enjoy With Wine
Wine is always connected with food, and it is not a surprise since it is the perfect beverage for combining some delicious dishes.
And even though every single type of wine is sometimes used for cooking lunch or dinner meals, or people love to drink it while they are eating, it is interesting that wine also pairs perfectly with some desserts.
That is why here we will see something different and list the best four desserts you can enjoy with some beautiful wine. So if you have an unopened bottle of wine that you got as a monthly wine club gift, you can drink it now.
Lemon Cake and Prosecco
Lemon cake is a flavourful, dense, and widely recognized dessert. It may be referred to as a pound cake since the lemon cake has a more elastic crumb with a tighter grain. Lemon has the ability to create a unique flavour for many dessert cakes, and here it also gives a special touch to your dessert experience.
In essence, a lemon cake is typically topped with syrup or a glaze. Furthermore, some light icing will also help the final result. It is interesting that the exact origin of this cake is still unknown. The closest to an origin since it is probably derived from pound cake would be England, somewhere around 1700.
As for wine to pair with this delicious cake, the perfect choice would be to purchase a Prosecco. For example, a Giusti Asolo Prosecco Superiore Extra Brut would be a beautiful choice. Made from Glera grapes and coming from the Veneto wine region in Italy, this wine will add some green apple zingy citrus, and ripe peach to the taste of the lemon cake. The Guisti estate has 14% of total Prosecco dedicated land in the Veneto region, making it one of the largest landowners. And since this family has been making wine since the 1600s, it is not so surprising why this wine is outstanding.
Mango Cupcakes and Chardonnay
The mango cake, in general, has its origin in the Philippines, and today it is one of the most delicious desserts you should most certainly try. You can make some mango cupcakes, which are perfect because they are simple but elegant at the same time. In essence, it is a vanilla-scented dessert cake with delightful mango buttercream, whipped cooling cream, and pieces of fresh mango.
Furthermore, the butter and the cream in this dessert pair perfectly well with the vanilla in the Chardonnay wine. And a Chardonnay wine that will for sure take your breath away is the impressive Grgich Hills Chardonnay 2016. This estate is really famous in the Napa Valley in the USA for its visionary hard work. The owner, Miljenko Grgich, made a Chardonnay in 1976 that managed to beat many top-rated French wines at a blind tasting competition called the Judgement of Paris. Since then and in the future, this winery will continue to impress us with its Chardonnay expertise.
Chocolate Brownies and Merlot
A brownie is basically a chocolate-baked confection that comes in various forms. Not always, but in most cases, brownies should have a glossy texture on the upper crust and can have chocolate chips, cream cheese, nuts, etc. A fun fact is that if you make a variation with vanilla and brown sugar, you will create a so-called blondie. Its origins were connected to the United States in the 19th century, but it became more popular during the beginning and first half of the 20th century.
A beautiful wine pairing for your delicious chocolate brownies would be a Duckhorn Decoy Merlot 2018. It is a California red wine produced by the Duckhorn winery. This winery began its journey back in 1976, and it became known for its premium quality Merlot wine. The blueberry flavours and the ripe blackcurrant are balanced by its refreshing acidity, and you will for sure enjoy the combining taste of chocolate brownies and Merlot.
Chocolate Lava Cake and Rosé
Rosé wine is considered an impressive type of wine for many reasons, and one of them is also because this wine pairs exceptionally well with almost any chocolate dessert, from truffles to mousse. Still, it would be interesting for you to drink some rosé wine with a delicious chocolate lava cake.
A chocolate lava cake is a perfect dessert for all chocolate lovers, and its beautiful rich taste with a warm gooey center works perfectly with the sweet freshness of rosé wine. You can drink some French Jean-Luc Colombo La Dame du Rouet Rosé 2019, which comes from the Provence wine region and is made from a perfect blend of Cinsaut, Syrah, and Grenache. The winemaker Jean-Luc Colombo is known as the ‘’Winemaking Wizard of the Rhone’’, which itself proves how good he is at producing incredible wines. So, pairing this wine and the amazingly delicious taste of a chocolate lava cake will make one of the best desserts you will ever have!