Thursday, December 24, 2009

What To Drink With Fruitcake

Tyler Colman has a nice thread about fruitcake over at Dr. Vino. I'm making note of it because unlike most Americans, I actually like fruitcake, and I was impressed with the photo of one cut very thin, so light shows through the glace fruit.

I was also frankly disappointed with the pairing suggestions. Port, Madeira, Auslese...jeez, guys. Here's what to drink with fruitcake: Vin du Bugey-Cerdon "La Cueille" VDQS sparkling wine from Patrick Bottex. His winery is in Ain in the Rhône-Alpes, and he uses the Altesse grape, very successfully. It's light, it's bright, it's refreshing, with just a bit of cidery sweetness.

h/t Fredric Koeppel at "Bigger Than Your Head" for the image.


Vinogirl said...

Well, that's a refreshing take on a pairing of fruitcake and wine.
Happy Boxing Day!

Khelsy said...

Fruitcake and wine is also perfect combination.