10 Reasons Why Eggs Are a Great Excuse to Drink Wine

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Bacon-and-Egg Pizza © Con Poulos
By F&W Editors Posted January 29, 2014

Musty old wine books will tell you that eggs are hard to pair with wine, but it's not really true. Here are 10 match-ups that show how great eggs and wine can be together.

Bacon-and-Egg Pizza with off-dry Riesling. You're not pairing with wine with eggs; you're pairing wine with pizza. This one has so much richness (from bacon, cream, crème fraîche, Brie and mozzarella) that a little sugar helps the wine compete.

Lao Omelet with Dill, Scallion and Thai Chile with Albariño. High-acid Albariño is refreshing, which is exactly what you want with an assertively spicy and salty dish like this.

Sherried Mushrooms with Fried Eggs on Toast with Pinot Noir. Mushrooms are never not delicious with red wine, especially an earthy one.

Eggs Baked Over Sautéed Mushrooms and Spinach with Beaujolais. Again, earthy mushrooms and spinach make the pairing work.

Poached Eggs with Parmesan and Smoked Salmon Toasts with Champagne. Champagne is a sure thing with eggs (and almost anything else), thanks to its palate-resetting acidity.

Yukon Gold Potato, Leek and Fromage Blanc Frittata
with Napa Sauvignon Blanc.
A lemony, warm-climate Sauvignon blanc is tasty with this cheesy potato fritatta.

Smoky Deviled Eggs with Sparkling Rosé. A smoky, spicy sparkling rosé will match smoky pimentón.

Smothered Cauliflower with Eggs
with Oregon Pinot Gris. A full-bodied, fruity white works with rich, stewy egg dishes.

Asparagus and Bok-Choy Frittata with unoaked Chardonnay. Moreso than eggs, asparagus is a natural enemy of wine. But citrusy, unoaked whites work just fine with the hard-to-pair vegetable.

Italian Ramen with Gavi. A luscious soft-boiled egg tops this herby, Italian-inspired noodle soup. An herby Italian white is a natural match.

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