Sometimes, you just have to enjoy Champagne, without too much fanfare or introspection. That was the idea behind the democratization of Champagne, matching bubbly with the ball park frank. I attended a Champagne and hot dog pairing at Bark Hot Dogs in Brooklyn, New York, sponsored by Moët Hennessy USA.
Why Champagne? “I am fascinated by the juxtaposition of something as simple and as plebian as a hot dog, with a wine that is as luxurious and as refined as champagne,” explained MHUSA Director of Communications Jeff Pogash.
With that, we tucked into seven different dogs from Bark’s menu, including a Veggie Dog and a Käse Krainer with sauerkraut. We paired each with a Champagne such as Veuve Clicquot Brut NV (Yellow Label), Moët & Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon 2000 and Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs NV. Some worked well, others not so much, but it all reminded us that sometimes you have to lighten up and not be afraid to be adventurous and creative with your bubbly pairings.
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