Since we have been in the midst of Passover, I thought I would talk about of my favorite festive pairing. My Mom’s side of the family is Jewish so we often partake in traditional Jewish fare. Latkes and smoked salmon are a must at any family gathering. I love to fry my latkes and serve the smoked salmon with a little bit of dill creme fraiche. We eat these amazing dishes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner but sparkling wine is the best pairing any time of day.
One sparkler I recommend is 2009 Saint-Hilaire Brut Blanquette De Limoux. It retails for around $12 and is a steal for that price. The nose has notes of baked bread and citrus. The palate is a wonderful combination of citrus, apples, and crisp minerality. A really great pairing with latkes and smoked salmon that you can serve year round. Mazel Tov!