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Unusual Champagne Pairings That Actually Work

Gourmandize Logo By Stephanie Holmes of Gourmandize | Slide 1 of 15: It might not be your first inclination, but champagne and sushi get along swimmingly. When you break down the reasoning, it's not hard to see why. Many types of fish used in sushi preparations are fatty, such as salmon and tuna. Champagne's high acidity helps cut through the fat. On top of that, the fresh, briny flavors in raw fish are brought out by acidic beverages. Why do you think we eat oysters with champagne? While other drinks tend to muddle the taste of sushi, champagne actually makes the individual flavors stand out. Champagne suggestion: Blanc de blancs or rosé

Champagne and Sushi

It might not be your first inclination, but champagne and sushi get along swimmingly. When you break down the reasoning, it's not hard to see why. Many types of fish used in sushi preparations are fatty, such as salmon and tuna. Champagne's high acidity helps cut through the fat. On top of that, the fresh, briny flavors in raw fish are brought out by acidic beverages. Why do you think we eat oysters with champagne? While other drinks tend to muddle the taste of sushi, champagne actually makes the individual flavors stand out.

Champagne suggestion: Blanc de blancs or rosé

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