I love sleep. Much to my mother's dismay, I even arrived in this world after 10:30am. From elementary up through high school I had to be told, "Courtney, get up! You're going to be late for school!" Sad as it is, I even had a hard time getting up to go to Disneyland one year. Not even Mickey could sway me to loose sleep! I still remember my grandfather giving me the look of death one morning after he tried to move me from the couch to my bed the previous evening. I didn't remember a thing, but apparently it wasn't pretty. Being a late sleeper meant that I usually missed breakfast. Which never really mattered to me until I became an adult. And nothing makes me get out of bed faster then the scent of something delicious cooking in the kitchen. Breakfast burritos made with eggs, bacon, onions, peppers and cheese definitely do the trick. And as usual, extra bacon please! But shortly after, I'm daydreaming about how nice it would be to go back to bed.
Since I'm usually having breakfast at lunch time, I enjoy a beautiful glass of new world (esp. California or Oregon) Pinot Noir with a delicious bacon packed breakfast burrito. Many new world Pintos include flavors of bacon, which is one of the reason's it works so well with this dish. A breakfast burrito is also filled with carbs which matches the medium to full bodied Pinot Noir. After a bite of the food and then a sip of the wine, the bacon flavors are immediately highlighted. Neither the food nor the wine overwhelms the other, mostly because the bacon is so flavorful. I also thoroughly enjoy Kabinett Riesling with a bacon or ham breakfast burrito. Especially if it's earlier in the morning and I want to avoid a higher alcohol wine. The slight amount of residual sugar in Kabinett Riesling's plays beautifully off the meat and the acid helps to wash all the flavors off the palate. Other wines to try with meat filled breakfast burritos are Pinot Gris, dry sparkling wine, or un-oaked New World Chardonnay. Cheers!