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Sip and Sing: A Guide to Eurovision Wine Pairings


The ultimate European wine pairings for Eurovision fans. If you are planning a Eurovision watching party, then find out about our recommended wine pairings to really get the party started.

If you’re a Eurovision fan, you know that the annual song contest is more than just a music competition – it’s a celebration of music, culture, flamboyance, and light-hearted rivalry. As you gear up for the 2023 Eurovision extravaganza hosted in Liverpool, why not elevate your viewing party with some delicious European wines that will transport your taste buds to the countries competing on stage? Here’s a guide to help you sip and sing your way through Eurovision with style. 

1. Spain: Larchago Rioja Crianza 

As one of the “big five” countries in Eurovision, Spain has a rich tradition of winemaking. The Tempranillo grape, native to Spain, is a perfect choice to pair with your tapas while enjoying Spain’s Eurovision entry. Tempranillo wines are known for their fruity flavours of cherry and plum, with hints of leather and tobacco. Enjoy this Rioja, and let the smooth, velvety texture of Larchago transport you to the passionate and sultry world of Spanish music. 

2. Italy: Bacio Della Luna Organic Prosecco 

Italy is known for its love of both wine and music, and what better way to celebrate Italy’s Eurovision performance than with a glass of bubbly Prosecco? This refreshing sparkling wine from the Veneto region is light and crisp, with flavours of green apple, pear, and floral notes. Prosecco’s effervescence and lively character make it a perfect aperitif for your Eurovision party, as you toast to Italy’s long-standing flamboyant Eurovision legacy. 

3. France: French Bulldog Rosé 

France is another country with a rich cultural heritage of wine and music, and a bottle of rosé is a fantastic choice to accompany your Eurovision viewing. Rosé wines from the south of France, are especially popular for their pale pink colour and delicate flavours. A dry rosé with its refreshing acidity and crisp finish is a versatile choice that pairs well with a variety of European snacks, from cheese platters to charcuterie boards, as you immerse yourself in the romance of French music. 

4. Ireland: Anna Haugh Chardonnay 

Ok, we might be stretching it a tad here for the next few countries but stick with us! Like the UK, Ireland has a deep-rooted passion for Eurovision, but unlike the UK they actually have a record of success. In fact, they are the country with the most wins (seven)! To celebrate the Irish pop legacy, we recommend toasting with our favourite Irish Chef Anna Haugh. Anna has created a range of delectable wine, including this youthful Chardonnay. 

5. United Kingdom: James Martin Syrah 

Rounding off with this years adopted host country, the UK! Spaceman Sam Ryder rocketed us to second place in 2022. With Liverpool on hosting duties this year, the 2023 tournament promises to be larger than life and full of European flair. Therefore, we need full-bodied wine to match. Chef James Martin’s Syrah delivers on depth, flavour and just the right amount of spice. When he is not in the kitchen, James can be found with his band playing his favourite songs – perhaps he should be the UK entrant next year? Cheers to that! 

6. The Wildcard – New Zealand: Pa Road Sauvignon Blanc 

So what that if they’re not European, their distant neighbours Australia managed to find their way in to the competition through a love for pop music and friendly competition. Pa Road is proudly produced by a 100% New Zealand owned, Maori family winery in the Marlborough wine region. Lusciously light, crisp, and fruity. This Sauvignon Blanc is made with love and respect for their heritage. Give this delight a go and who knows, the Kiwis could be here soon!  

We hope that this gives you inspiration for a range of delicious European wines to accompany your Eurovision party. Whichever act you are rooting for, you can be sure to have a delicious glass to toast them with (unless they receive the dreaded ‘nul points’!).