Easy Like Sunday Morning

One thing brunch does is allow for late nights and the enjoyment of what many term “breakfast food” the next day. The fact that Moscato d’Asti pairs well with most of traditional breakfast dishes is a testament to its versatility.

In the United States brunch is a thing. It is a term that was coined for late risers on the weekend who wanted to eat but was too late for breakfast and too early for lunch. There aren’t many restaurants that don’t understand the concept of brunch in the United States, but it interesting to see how the concept has moved around the world. It is a meal centered around families, connection, and relaxation. And brunch is a global meal.

One key component of brunch is there is always sparkling wine as part of the meal, no matter how early brunch starts. The concept of having sparkling wine for something other than an evening gathering, birthday, or celebratory event was not as popular a decade ago although the term has been around since the 1930s. The idea of brunch was an event instead of a weekly occurrence. Many restaurants closed on Sunday and the thought of opening wasn’t popular. Although brunch now happens on Saturdays, Sundays are considered to be the most in-demand of the days. Sundays are considered the easy day of the week.

The Food Network brought the idea of brunch into the homes of many people and now it is hard to find a restaurant that does not have brunch. One thing brunch does is allow for late nights and the enjoyment of what many term “breakfast food” the next day. The fact that Moscato d’Asti pairs well with most of traditional breakfast dishes is a testament to its versatility.

Eggs are a really hard food to pair. The notes of sulphur can overpower many wines resulting in a cloying taste on the palate. Not with Moscato d’Asti. An omelette with herbs works deliciously. Popular dishes like chicken and waffles benefit from the sweetness of the Moscato d’Asti and the crispness of the fried chicken. The pairing possibilities of brunch and Moscato d’Asti are endless. They are both easy like Sunday morning.

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