The 10 Best Donuts and Wine Pairings
Donuts and wine? Don’t mind if I do! Here you’ll find the 10 best donuts and wine pairings, so you can enjoy something sweet while you get your drink on.
Everyone agrees that donuts and coffee go together as well as peanut butter and jelly, or burger and French fries.
But there are some food pairings that are just as good but less obvious. As salted caramel has emerged as a surprising favorite for many, we want to introduce you to the best donuts and wine pairings.
Donuts are longer just a snack. With a bottle of wine to compliment the donuts, donuts are a luxury brunch with your partner or a welcome combination after a busy day at work.
Keep reading to find out more about the best donuts and wine pairings.
1. Glazed Donut and Chardonnay
The classic glazed donut makes an excellent side to a glass of oaky Chardonnay. Sweet tastes are often completely overpowered by Chardonnay. That’s why it’s important to combine the wine with a simple but sweet taste of the glazed donut.
The vanilla and toffee flavors that define the glazed donut goes well with the similar tastes in the wine.
2. Jelly-Filled Donut and Rose
This is the most elegant combination of a jelly-filled donut and Rose wine, but for the jam on your chin. The fruity flavor of Rose wines goes fabulously with raspberry or strawberry jelly-filled donuts.
The sweet donut tones down the bitter taste of the wine, while the wine offers a rounder finish to the sugary taste.
3. Blueberry Donut with Pinot Grigio
The strong fruity flavors of the blueberry donut are the ideal match for the hints of lemon found in a Pinot Grigio.
4. Chocolate Frosted Donut and Merlot
The berry notes of the red Merlot wine go great with chocolate frosted donuts. The chocolate adds a tango to the taste of the wine.
5. Vanilla Frosted Donut with German Riesling
It isn’t easy to find a wine that can complement the strength of the vanilla taste of the donut while not being overpowered by the sweetness of the sugar.
However, a fine dry Riesling takes the vanilla frosted donut to the next level with it’s sweet and lemony notes.
6. Boston Cream and Prosecco
The bubbly sweetness of Prosecco will go down nicely with the richness of a Boston Cream. Let the bubbles bring out the best in the creamiest donut of them all.
7. Chocolate Cake Donut and Cabernet Sauvignon
Is there anything in the world richer and tastier than chocolate cake? Yes, a chocolate cake donut.
Arguably the king of donuts, there is only one wine that can handle this donut. A glass of Cabernet Sauvignon acts as the perfect pairing to this chocolate heaven.
8. Sour Cream Donuts and Champagne
A bottle of ice-cold Champagne is a great way to celebrate along with some sour cream donuts. The light bubbles and sweetness of the Champagne is a great match for the underlying vanilla and heaviness of the sour cream donut.
9. Strawberry Frosted Donut with Moscato
The pairing of a glass of Moscato with strawberry frosted donuts brings the best out in both. The sweetness of the wine helps the strawberry flavors to come out.
Together they make an excellent dessert for a dinner party.
10. Caramel Apple Donut and Sherry
Caramel and apple is always a happy combination. But the caramel notes of the sherry give something a little extra to the caramel apple donut.
Explore the Best Donuts and Wine Pairings Yourself
Donuts don’t have to be a childish treat. Instead, they can be a sophisticated dessert or a fancy brunch.
With these 10 pairings, you can explore the best donuts and wine pairings yourself.
Afterwards, get in touch to tell us how it goes.