Fried chicken and sparkling wine go together like any great duo you can think of. They complement each other while also letting their individuality shine through. Here are three bottles of bubbles to reach for — Champagne, prosecco and cava — when you prepare this recipe. That’s a trio of great European wine traditions.
Pairings by sommelier Rachael Lowe of Spiaggia, as told to Michael Austin
Le Vigne di Alice Doro Nature Prosecco Superiore, Valdobbiadene, Veneto, Italy: From a single vineyard site, this is an approachable and balanced wine made entirely from the glera grape variety. Notes of peach pith, damp straw, tangerine and white flower come together on the palate with a zippy lemon rind character that will contrast the richness of the dish perfectly.