This Wine and Cake Pairing Infographic Will Indulge Your Sweet Tooth in the Best Way
Pairing foods with wine can seem intimidating, but it really doesn’t have to be. While cooking with wine (especially for the holidays) is pretty easy, splurging on a nice bottle for sipping requires some knowledge of flavor profiles and how various tastes and textures work together. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to find someone to do that work for you. In this infographic, wine specialist Alice Feiring reveals the best pairings for one of our favorite foods: CAKE! (And if you’re REALLY adventurous, try pairing wine with Girl Scout Cookies too.)
Wine (and cake) lovers everywhere, rejoice! Now you can easily pair a complementary, delicious vino with whatever cake you may be serving. A few of our favorites on this list include fluffy coconut cake paired with a light, effervescent bubbly (which you can get cheap at Trader Joe’s), and lemon poppyseed cake with a sweet vermouth. Warm cardamom cake with pear cider is PERFECT for the holidays too. And by contrast, a savory cheesecake with a deep red wine sounds enormously intriguing. Wine and cake tasting, anyone?
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!