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Proud Pour Red Wine and Brunch Pairing: The Sangria

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There are two things I really enjoy: red wine and brunch. This is when I felt a light bulb click in my head. Wouldn't it be wonderful to enjoy a red wine and brunch pairing every week? Winemaker Berlin Crystal Kelly has available a beautifully balanced 2015 Oregon Pinot Noir which helps 3,600 native bee species across the U.S. by replanting bee habitats and wildflowers on local farms. The effort benefits both native bees and honeybees, the local ecosystem, and farmers.


I use this wine for brunch because it is a sustainably-grown and vegan wine that I find absolutely delicious. The red wine is a well balanced wine with supple tannins, earthy tones, and rich notes of red plum, rhubarb, and vanilla. In other words, it pairs well with many foods.
Some of my favorite red wine and brunch pairings include:
  • French toast with Pinot Noir. It is so good with berry or vanilla toast. Add a little jam and whip cream, and I'm in heaven.
  • Kale and apple salad with red wine is also great for early in the morning. It is refreshing because the greens and vegetables go well with the red wine. It can also be enjoyed with white wine. I highly recommend this brunch meal for vegans and veggie lovers.


Adding a wine to brunch is just a classier way to enjoy the most important meal of the day. You can take it up a notch by making a red wine sangria. See ingredients and mix together. How much or how little is up to you. Enjoy.


1 Bottle of Proud Pour 2015 Pinot Noir

Orange Juice

Italian Soda or Club Soda


Fresh or Frozen Fruit of Choice

Citrus ( Lemon or Lime)


The Bee Pinot Noir sangria I like to enjoy with wild mushrooms, served in a squash soup, on a pizza or in a salad. The kitchen is a place for creativity, imagination and resourcefulness. Hope this helps.


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