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If you are in a hurry

The wines of the Loire are perfect for their finesse and fruitiness. Try a Vouvray, it is the perfect name for sweet and festive matches. To be original and very gourmet, the Rosés de la Loire are very appreciated, just like the rosé wines of Anjou. You may prefer Champagnes, provided they are raw.

With a chocolate banana crepe, choose wines from Banyuls or Maury du Roussillon in red, pinot noir d' Alsace will be the right choice in white. Finally, sweet wines, but not sweet wines such as Muscat de Rivesaltes or Rasteau will suit.

Chocolate-banana and its wine: the gourmet alternative

A great classic of the late afternoon of winter, the one that makes gourmands salivate and remains a hit in the hearts of adults... I named the chocolate banana pancake! With sometimes flaked almonds for the crunchy side, this crepe warms, nourishes and fills the taste buds. Beyond being a success of the snack, it is a combination of complex flavours, fatty fruit, dry fruit, cocoa bean... The aromas are powerful and work very well together, so you should be careful when, at the time of adult snacking, you are looking for a wine to associate it with! You will have to choose among powerful, aromatic and not too sweet wines to avoid weighing down the sweetness of the pancake. Good news: these wines can be found in red, dry and sweet white.

A dessert full of sweetness to be combined with white and bubbles

To keep the sweetness and sugar of pancakes in the mouth, it is best to drink a light wine full of freshness, with a good balance. Let's choose sweet or semi-dry wines for a guaranteed delicacy, but let's avoid sweet wines that will be much too sweet!
Sparkling wines are also perfect with sugar pancakes, such as raw champagnes that are not very sweet, or dry sparkling wines.
And to be original, try a fruity rosé wine, such as a Muscat, or a sparkling rosé!

The ideal appellations for sweet pancakes

The wines of the Loire are perfect for their finesse and fruitiness. Try a Vouvray, it is the perfect name for sweet and festive matches. To be original and very gourmet, the Rosés de la Loire are a good idea, but also the rosés of Anjou. You may prefer Champagnes, provided they are raw. For chocolate-banana pancakes, if you swear only by the red, the very powerful wines of Banyuls, in Roussillon, are ideal. Those of the Maury appellation are just as ideal. White wines such as Pinots noirs d' Alsace may be very well suited. If you prefer a sweeter wine, those of Rasteau or Muscats de Rivesaltes will make a perfect match, all the while gently.

Pancakes and candlemas, a whole tradition!

We could eat pancakes all year round! By the beach, in winter by the fire... They lend themselves to all seasons because they are so greedy, but the period in which we eat the most is the candlemas!
But where does this tradition come from? La Chandeleur is celebrated 40 days after Christmas. In the Christian tradition, it is the day of Jesus' presentation in the Temple. But like many religious holidays, it is originally a pagan holiday. The candlemas mark the period when the days are getting longer. We celebrated the return to the light with a candlelight walk and eating crêpes !
If at that time pancakes were synonymous with a solar disc, and therefore a return to the light, they are signs of delicacies for us today! For young and old....

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