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Celebrating the end of hibernation, fertility or the arrival of pilgrims, many legends are linked to February 2. For most of us, it's just an opportunity to eat pancakes with impunity! And to prepare them, each one to his own recipe, but with that, what are we drinking? Some will tell you that there is only cider to go with a good pancake but if this year you tried the wine! A few tips for a delicious wine pancake accord...


For a simple and effective idea, to accompany a salty or sweet crepe, the light wines of Provence will do very well.


Many agreements will be perfect with your pancakes, but some could be quite disastrous. Indeed, not being a very strong dish in taste, a too powerful or full-bodied wine would crush the flavors of your pancake, that would be a pity!


To best accompany your salted crepe, a light red wine will be welcome. You will need a gourmet wine, light and round with supple and discreet tannins. Forget about spicy wines, but you can turn to something a little sweeter and more fruity. The wines of the South of France, full of sunshine, will be very good, especially with a tomato sauce added to your crepe! If you are a fan of white, a dry Viognier will do very well!


With the traditional complete crepe (ham, egg, melted Emmental cheese): a fresh and easy-drinking red. The "classic red" vintage of Château La Calisse. A spring nose; an explosion of blackberries just picked. A gourmet mouth with an invigorating finish.


What about dessert?


Jam, chocolate, spread or sugar, the options are vast to enhance your pancakes!



To accompany this, a white crémant of whites from Domaine François Schwach can be pleasant and make the moment festive with these delicate bubbles and a nose as crispy as a cookie, with crunchy notes of Golden apples.


For chocolate lovers, we recommend a Banyuls, the one from Domaine Madeloc with its hints of dried fruit, cocoa and spices, with your eyes closed, will certainly convince you! Its mouth will surprise you with its smooth consistency and controlled sweetness.


For the most traditionalists and defenders of the Suzette crepe, a Viognier all in roundness will perfectly accompany this legendary recipe.


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