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Easter Wines

March 21, 2018
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I’m such a big kid when it comes to Easter, and I especially look forward to devouring the delicious Cadbury cream eggs and Milky Way bunnies all to myself. Easter is such a bright and happy holiday and for me, it’s the official kick off to the spring season. Easter is also a time for families to get together and celebrate with a festival of food and wine including, egg coloring and egg hunts.

Ham is a favorite on Easter, the flavor of ham can be rich and salty so it’s best to pair wines that have either a touch of sweetness and plenty of acidity or even with bold fruit flavors. Lamb can also be a special treat and pairs deliciously with wines that are medium to full bodied reds such has Tempranillo and Malbec. Here are a couple of my favorite picks to pair with your Easter dinner.

 

Zuccardi Serie A Malec 2016

Elegant and spicy, loaded with black fruit flavors and finishes with a herbal earthiness.

 

Dr Loosen Riesling 2016

This wine is bright, racy and fruit driven with vibrant acidity. Making it a perfect pairing with ham. It has succulent flavors of honey, apricot and lime zest.

 

Gerard Bertrand Cote Du Roses 2016

Delicate and delightful, with the aroma of candied grapefruit and flavors of summer fruits. Ending with red currant and cassis on the finish.

 

Baron De Ley Rioja 2014

Dark, cherry meaty notes with vanilla spice and sage with hints of licorice on the finish. A delicious accompaniment with lamb.

 

I hope you found this helpful,

Happy Easter,

Simone

 

 

 

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