Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Wine with brunch: what do you drink?
I've had delicious wines with dim sum, most recently when Jamie Kutch joined me and friends at Hong Kong Lounge and brought some of his elegant Pinots Noir. But on my own, I never think to bring wine to dim sum, even though I often eat it at noon or just after.
However, I have a glass of wine with lunch all the time, particularly on weekends. And I don't think twice about attending wine events at lunchtime and having multiple glasses there.
Why the difference? To me, dim sum is brunch, and I don't usually drink at brunch. I think it's a psychological barrier.
But I'm the worst person to write about wine with brunch because I confess, I never go to American-style brunch. I know mimosas sell like hotcakes. But a mimosa isn't wine: it's a sweet cocktail. I could make you one with orange juice, shochu and sparkling water such that you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
So I got to wondering: do you drink wine with brunch? If so, what kind of wine? Bubbly? Big reds with sausage and eggs?
I have no answers here, only questions. Let me know if you've got the answers.