Wine and pancakes?!

I’ve always thought that pancakes are a bit of a weird one to pair wine with (a bit like soup!) but here are my top choices if you plan on making them a regular part of your diet. That or keep them in mind for next year…

Savoury – ham and mushroom

Go for a dry white here such as this Gavi from the Tesco Finest range. Made from the Cortese grape in Piedmont, Italy, this crisp wine has all of the citrus characters you’d expect plus a slightly nutty edge.

Classic – sugar and lemon

This traditional combo is crying out for a racy German Riesling. With flavours of ripe lemon and peach, plus the perfect balance between sweetness and acidity, Dr Loosen’s Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett, available from Sainsbury’s, is the ideal choice.

Indulgent – chocolate sauce and banana
An indulgent pancake deserves an equally luscious wine and for me it has to be port. Taylor’s 10 year old Tawny has delicious notes of dried fruit and chocolate and is rich without being cloying.

Whatever the match, I hope you’ve eaten your fill of pancakes today. I’ve scoffed so many, I’m considering giving them up for lent!

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