Raise a glass: Champagne pairs best with French fries

Forget oysters and caviar, champagne with hot chips is the unlikely coupling that will change your life. Pop a bottle and pre-heat your oven, here are our favourite chip recipes to try with bubbles tonight.

In an interview with The Drinks Business earlier this month, Moët & Chandon’s wine quality and communications manager Marie-Christine Osselin proclaimed that the best food to match with your bubbles is in fact, French fries or hot chips. 

According to Marie-Christine, the saltiness and crunchiness of french fries are the perfect complement to champagne’s fine bubbles and zesty acidity. And, it's best to stick to simple recipes too. “Champagne is a wine that asks for simple ingredients, no more than three,” she said.

In honour of this perfect high-low pairing, we've pieced together a few of our best hot chip recipes and meals to set you on your way to real champagne bliss. We will toast to that! 


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