Wines for Easter – A Simple List

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This Wine Wednesday: Best Wines to Accompany Easter Meals

Brunch (Egg Dishes)

  • Sparkling Wine
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonany (unoaked or lightly oaked)
  • Chenin Blanc

Ham

  • Riesling
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Chardonnay (lightly oaked)
  • Rosé (dry)
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sparkling Wine

Turkey

  • Chardonnay (lightly or unoaked)
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Rosé (dry)
  • Beaujolais
  • Pinot Noir

Lamb

  • Syrah/Shiraz
  • Rhone blends
  • Tempranillo
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet
  • Malbec
  • Zinfandel

While these are just suggestions, remember that it’s not really the meat with which you need to pair, but the sauce.

For example, a turkey breast with citrus and herbs would pair better with a Sauvignon Blanc; whereas a turkey with barbeque sauce would match much more nicely with a Shiraz or Zinfandel.

So here’s a tip:

If you are looking to pair a sauce with a wine, just go to your good friend The Google and type: sauce name + wine pairing. For example: barbecue sauce + wine pairing. This will yield numerous suggestions and even recipes that include the wine with which you are pairing!

And lastly, here are the best Traveling Vineyard Wines to pair with your Easter Meal. You can find them on my website:

Doesn't this label just scream, "SPRING!"?

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~The addition of the Marsanne grape balances this wine perfectly so that it doesn't have that harsh "over-oaked" flavor you find in some Chardonnays.

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This is the red wine for white wine lovers who *think* they don't like red. It's light & fruity. In addition, the unique caramel notes of this Pinot Noir will marry well with the popular brown sugar-glazed hams!

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This Rhone Valley red is a great blend of Grenache & Syrah that is quite versatile when it comes to almost all meats.

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A small percentage of Tempranillo was added to this Cabernet Sauvignon to mellow it out and give it character.

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Everyone's a FAN of this red wine! A nice peppery finish. If you are looking for White Zin, this is not for you!

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Bubbly and lightly sweet. Great for brunch or as dessert itself. Pairs well with fruit, fruity desserts, light cakes, cheesecake & cream puffs.

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Put all of these wines together and you’ve got the perfect six-pack for your Easter brunch, lunch, or dinner with a little something that will suit every taste. Or mix and match your favorites! They can be found online here. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery. Happy Easter!

What is your favorite wine pairing?

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