Quiche requires an acidic red or white wine to cut through the wall of flavours, such as Prosecco, Beaujolais Villages, Pinot Gris, Riesling or Vermentino. Quiche, is a delicious egg tart full of cheese, cream, and veggies such as spinach, mushrooms or arugula. Quiche Lorraine is one of the more popular styles of Quiche and contains bacon or ham, cheese and onions. Quiche is popular at brunches, picnics, and sometimes as an hors ‘devour where it might be served as a bite-sized tart.
Best Wine with Quiche
|White Wine||Vermentino||Spinach Quiche|
|Red Wine||Fleurie - Beaujolais Cru||Quiche Lorraine|
|Sparkling Wine||Sparkling Wine||Quiche|
|White Wine||Pinot Blanc Alsace||Quiche|
|White Wine||Mâcon, White||Quiche Lorraine|
|White Wine||Montlouis sur Loire - Dry White||Quiche Lorraine|
|White Wine||Alsatian Riesling||Quiche|
|Red Wine||Fitou, Red||Quiche Lorraine|
|Red Wine||Pinot Noir||Quiche Lorraine|
|White Wine||Chardonnay, Unoaked||Quiche|
|White Wine||Saint Chinian - White - Languedoc Roussillon||Salmon and Leek Quiche|
|Red Wine||Anjou-Gamay||Quiche Lorraine|
|White Wine||Châteauneuf du Pape, White||Asparagus Quiche|
|White Wine||Pinot Blanc Alsace||Quiche Lorraine|
|White Wine||Mâcon, White||Asparagus Quiche|
|White Wine||Pinot Gris||Quiche|
|White Wine||Pinot Gris, Alsace||Quiche|
|Red Wine||Cabernet Franc||Quiche|
|White Wine||Burgundy, White||Quiche|
|Red Wine||Côtes du Rhône, Red||Quiche|
|Beer||American Wheat Beer||Quiche|
Prosecco & Quiche Served at Brunch
Sparkling Wine is a classic brunch staple as this neutral but bubbly wine excels at cutting through fatty, starchy, or fried breakfast foods like eggs, hash browns, bacon and ham. The bubbles in the wine scrub the fat and carbohydrates off your tongue and cheeks ensuring every bite of breakfast goodness tastes fresh and heavenly. Quiche is no exception, as the pastry it is in is often rich with lard or shortening. Meanwhile, the heaps of cheese, bacon, and cream added to Quiche add in additional flavour and calories.
Prosecco, which is an Italian Sparkling Wine, features crisp but quiet flavours of apple, almond, pear, toast, honey, melon and lemon custard that ensure you are refreshed in between bites of your brunch. The flavours of the wine are only there to offer you an interlude to the Quiche and will never interfere with the creamy flavours this eggy dish offers. Incredibly in-expensive, but always high-quality, Prosecco offers great value and adds a lot of sparkling fun to your mid-morning meal.
Vermentino & Spinach Quiche
Vermentino is an excellent wine pairing with Quiche as this light-bodied white wine has a sharp grapefruit pith finish that is excellent with the green flavours of the Spinach. Meanwhile, you’ll find refreshing flavours of pear, peach, and lime that offer a friendly contrast against the eggy flavours of your Spinach Quiche. Vermentino has two styles: one that is flowery and zesty, and another that has a buttery/creamy sensation on the tongue, and includes notes of almond, herbs and mineral.
I prefer the buttery/creamy version with Quiche since the body’s weight matches the texture of the eggs, cream, and cheese. Meanwhile, the herbal notes complement the green flavours of the spinach in the Quiche. No worries if you go with the flowery and zesty style, as it’s sure to impress with its whispers of green apple, lemon, tropical fruit and pear.
Pinot Gris & Quiche Pairing
Pinot Gris is a dry white wine with medium to full-bodied flavours of citrus, honey, nuts, peach, pear, apricot and red apple. Creamy on the tongue, Pinot Gris matches Quiche’s eggy and cheesy texture. The medium-bodied flavours of Pinot Gris also stand up to any other ingredients in your Quiche, keeping your mind intrigued and your senses refreshed.
Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are essentially the same white wine, with Pinot Gris being a bit bolder, creamier and spicier than Pinot Grigio. Pinot Gris from Alsace, such as bottles produced by Helfrich, Trimbach, Zind Humbrecht and Hugel are often full-bodied and feature additional notes of mineral, smoke and white pepper. Meanwhile, Oregon Pinot Gris tends to sway more toward the quiet side. I prefer Alsace Pinot Gris over Oregon Pinot Gris (medium-bodied) or Italian Pinot Grigio (light-bodied) as the flavours are bolder, and the acidity is much higher.
Beaujolais Villages & Quiche Pairing
Beaujolais Villages is the perfect wine pairing with Quiche if you are attending a picnic. Light in flavour and alcohol, but high in acidity and freshness, Beaujolais Villages can easily cut through all the rich and creamy flavours of cheese, bacon, onion and egg in your Quiche. The bright notes of cherry, strawberry, raspberry and plum also help keep you refreshed against the saltiness of the cheese and ham that is found in your Quiche.
While incredibly subtle, Beaujolais Villages also delivers earthier notes of forest floor and mineral that are certain to complement any mushrooms, olives, spinach or arugula in your Quiche.
If you want to go all out with your Beaujolais and picnic pairing, select a Beaujolais-Cru which is a step up from Beaujolais Villages. A Beaujolais Fleurie would be my choice for a Cru as this elegant red wine features aromas of violet, lilac, rose, and iris that mingle perfectly with the great outdoors.
Pinot Noir & Quiche Lorraine Pairing
Quiche Lorraine is Quiche made with bacon, ham and onions and the earthy and truffle flavours of Pinot Noir complement the meaty and onion flavours quite well. Light and fruity, Pinot Noir showcases vibrant flavours of wild strawberry, cherry and raspberry. Meanwhile, Pinot Noir has a rich and velvety texture that matches the creaminess of the Quiche Lorraine.
The high acidity of Pinot Noir is the perfect foil against the saltiness of the cured meat found in the Quiche. Furthermore, the acidity also cuts through the fat of the cream, eggs and cheese, along with the heavy carbohydrates of the pie crust.
While amazing with Quiche Lorraine, Pinot Noir is my second choice with Quiche as good Pinot Noir is expensive. While I love Quiche, I don’t love it enough that I want to drop $40+ on a wine pairing with it. There are certainly lots of stocked shelves full of inexpensive Pinot Noir on the market, but often these are pale imitations of the real thing and not worth drinking. Always be prepared to pay for top-quality Pinot Noir, and if not, select a Beaujolais-Villages.