Easter is this weekend and I'll be honest that for me, Easter, is less about religion and more about Cadbury eggs and mimosas. Truth. Is. Out.
Regardless of how you choose to celebrate here a few wine recommendations for your upcoming feast of savory and/or sweets:
- If you plan to prepare and enjoy a lamb dish, I recommend pairing it with a Tempranillo or Malbec. Both wines have great acid to cut through the meaty texture and have enough spice and boldness to accommodate the bold flavors of both the meat and planned accoutrements.
- If you plan to prepare a glazed ham, I recommend pairing it with a Riesling, Grenache, Pinot Noir or Merlot. The stone fruit and touch of sweetness in the Riesling will accent all the flavors of the glaze and the sharp acidity will cut through rich meat. With the red wines, the sweet glaze will also be complimented with fruit flavors of cheery, plum and red berries often found in all three red wines. The acid will again, help to cut through the succulent meat and
- Sparkling wine and/or mimosas go with everything....duh.
- If you plan on gorging on candy and candy only, I recommend a Port or Madeira to accompany. It's all about the sweetness baby!
Wishing you a very happy and delicious Easter.
If you have a favorite Easter or springtime wine, I would love to hear about it in the comments below.