With Easter coming on Sunday, we’re looking out for you and your guests to find friendly, accessible and reasonable wines to appreciate with your meal.
If you’re having ham, try these wines: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Zweigelt or Pinot Noir. If you choose red, you want wine with a pleasant and vibrant taste. If white, the subtle acidity will make a nice counterpart to the richness and saltiness of the ham and won’t overpower it.
If you’re serving lamb, try Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Bordeaux, Pinot Noir or Shiraz. Match spicy preparations with spicy reds and lighter flavors with lighter reds. But if white wine is what you want, try creamy or oaked.
If you’re having vegetarian, pair with Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache or Tempranillo. Match the personality of the food with the personality of the wine - creamy veggies with rich whites, spiced roasted veggies with medium-bodied reds. If your veggie dish is a little lighter, try the Sauvignon Blanc.
And don’t forget the bubbles. If there is one thing that goes with everything, it’s bubbles. Serve it when your guests arrive, sip on it while the kids are egg hunting, or serve it with dessert. There’s always the classic choice of Champagne. But if you feel that’s a bit over budget, there are many other wonderful, inexpensive alternatives like Proseccos, Bruts and Moscatos.
However you spend your Easter, we’re hoping you start your weekend with Acqua In Vino at our weekly wine tasting and pairing Friday night from 5-8. We’ll be serving up Sicilian pasta for the main course with charcuterie and dolce. See you then!