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Friday, June 6, 2014

What Wine for National Doughnut Day?

June 6, 2014 is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, but that's not what this blog is about. June 6th is also National Doughnut Day--it's always the first Friday in June. Take a dozen to work because everyone will love you even if you didn't pull your weight on the last project.

What this blog is about though, is what wine to serve with doughnuts?

It will partially depend on what kind of doughnut, but you can pretty much guarantee it will have to go with oily, sugary, deep-fried goodness. The ol' standby for me is sparkling wine. This is especially appropriate if you are taking doughnuts to work on Friday morning as bubbly is appropriate any time of the day. You don't want a really dry sparkling wine, but something a bit sweet going towards extra dry or demi-sec style. "Extra dry" is really a misnomer here as this is actually a somewhat sweet style of bubbly. I blame the French (there's another D-Day reference).

Korbel Sec can be found at most shops in America for about ten bucks. The best part is if you get two then you have Secs. Nothing like Secs and a maple bar to start your day.

A sweet white, such as a late harvest Riesling, might work with those maple bars. A port-type wine might be okay with chocolate doughnuts, but it seems like overkill. You try it and let me know as I'm sticking with the bubbles.

Chocolate icing, raspberry-filled.
You could have coffee with it, but what fun is that?
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