Along with the dress, the ceremony, the flowers and the music, the cake is one of the most important parts of a wedding. But too often that confectionary symbol of love is paired with whatever sparkling wine the venue happens to have on hand or, worse, whatever the guests ordered from the open bar before the cake was rolled out (Appletinis and angel food, anyone?). Here, the best wines to pair with wedding cakes.
Dry Sparkling Wines
Dry sparkling wines like toasty Champagnes or crisp domestic blanc de blancs are fun, festive and deliciously refreshing. They’re best with citrusy, not-very-sweet desserts like this lemon-and-orange glazed pound cake or this zesty country cake topped with strawberries and whipped cream.
Sweeter Sparkling Wines
Lightly sweet sparkling wines like frothy, floral Moscato d’Asti are delightful compliments to desserts like this tea-tinged honey chiffon cake or this light and flavorful sponge cake.