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Wine & King Cake Pairing

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Rebecca Conley
March 1, 2022 | Rebecca Conley

Wine & King Cake Pairing

Some people start the new year with diets and goal setting, and the rest eat cake… King Cake that is!

King Cakes are traditionally consumed between ‘King’s Day’ and ‘Fat Tuesday’ and are associated with Mardi Gras, Carnival, and in many countries Epiphany. King Cake comes from the biblical story of the three kings who bring gifts to Baby Jesus.  A traditional King Cake is a sweet brioche or cinnamon bun style yeast dough iced in the colors of Mardi Gras!  Gold represents power, green is associated with faith, and purple illustrates justice.  And don’t forget about the baby on the cake… if you get that slice you will have good luck!

Unsure of what wine to pair with King Cake? We will let you in on a little secret… think sparkling! 

Boyfriend is our go-to wine pairing for sweet pastries (donuts in particular).  The slight touch of sugar in sparkling wine will not overpower your sweet pastries and the acidity helps to cleanse your palate in between bites.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!  à votre sante

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