Great British Bake Off - 5 Cake & Wine Pairings

With the return of Channel 4's Great British Bake Off, Tuesday nights are once again Bake Off night. The perfect night of TV, wine and sofa time. Here are 5 cake and wine pairings you just have to try!

Cake and wine have never been the easiest thing to pair. Sweetness in food can make the wine taste bitter, so the general rule of thumb is go sweet with the wine. But there are a few other options...
Lemon Drizzle Cake with Prosecco
We'd go for Dal Bello Don Gallo Prosecco, £13.90. Fully sparkling with a fine mousse, fine floral aromatics and ripe but fresh fruit on the tangy palate. A simply delicious drop!
Strawberry Cheesecake with Sparkling Rose Hoffmann & Rathbone Sparkling Rose Reserve , £40.70 from Sussex is an absolute dream. Redcurrant and cranberry moving into rosehip. The palate confirms this with wonderfully rich oatmeal and biscuit, a touch of honey and the alluring brightness of both fresh and candied lemon peel.
Red Velvet Cake and Pinot Noir
Try with Grace Bridge Pinot Noir from California, £15.50. A great everyday Cali Pinot Noir with real depth and character that won’t break the bank. Red fruit, dark fruit a vein of spice and a plump mid palate and finish helped by the smallest drops of Syrah.
And now for a couple of sweeties...
Apple Cake and Off-Dry Riesling
We'd opt for Clemens Busch Marienburg Riesling Spatlese, £24.30. Round and pure and very expressive. Lots of acidity but masses of pure fruit too.
Chocolate Cake and Recioto Della Valpolicella
Try La Giaretta Recioto Classico, £38.10. This is a sweet wine, full-bodied, with a deep ruby red colour and intense scents of cherry compote. It fuses excellently with yummy chocolate gooeyness.