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Pancake Day: Rioja wine pairing guide

 

Rioja wine pairings for Pancake Day 

 

Everyone always has endless pancake day recipes and topping suggestions but make your pancake party one to remember with some great Rioja wine pairings to enjoy them with. 

 

-Savoury to start- 

Before you indulge in all the sweet varieties, kick start your evening with some healthy vegetables with these delicious roasted red pepper, feta and pine nut pancakes by Becca Spry for BBC Food,  with a light, young and fruity red Rioja Joven wine. 

 

-Something different- 

Can't decide between sweet or savoury? With this creation from chef Yotam Ottolenghi, you won't have to! Made with tumeric and topped with coronation chicken, paneer greens and a cucumber, radish and lime salad, these pancakes a perfect balance of both flavours. Match with a chilled young, fresh and fruity glass of unoaked white Rioja for a finishing touch. 

 

-The classic- 

No pancake day is complete without a classic lemon and sugar - give this tried and tested recipe from BBC Good Food a go and enjoy alongside a fruity white Rioja wine.  

 

-The showstopper- 

Pull out all the stops and be totally indulgent with these fluffy American style pancakes with caramelised banana and home-made Nutella style sauce by Delicious magazine. These will be well worth the preparation time and best served alongside a Rioja Joven wine.

 

To find out more about the different wine style produced in Rioja, visit our Rioja wine guide here.