THE LEVELS OF SPARKLING WINE PAIRING
Level 1: Consider the sweetness.
Sparkling wines can range from very dry (brut nature) to very sweet (doux). For an easy pairing tip, think: sweet food with sweet wine, savory food with dry wine. Sweet food can make wine taste less sweet and more acidic, while savory food can make wine taste more fruity and refreshing.
Level 2: Consider the complexity.
Sparkling wines can have different levels of intensity, depending on the grape variety, aging method, and dosage. As you level up your pairings, consider light and simple wines to enhance the freshness and delicacy of light and simple dishes, and rich and complex wines to match the depth and intensity of rich and complex dishes.