For many, Easter is a time for family, friends, and celebration. What better way to celebrate than with a delicious meal paired with just the right wine? There are many different dishes that are traditionally served on Easter, and each one pairs well with a different type of wine. As always, our advice starts with drinking what you like, but if you want to take it a step deeper, we're here to help.
One of the most popular Easter dishes is ham. Ham is a rich and flavorful meat that pairs well with a wide variety of wines, including red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as white wines like Chardonnay and Riesling. It is really hard to go wrong here. If you're serving ham, you can go with a traditional dry red wine or a more off-dry white wine. The sweetness of the white wine will help to balance out the richness of the ham.
A little more adventurous? Another popular Easter dish is lamb. Lamb is a slightly gamey meat that pairs well with red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. If you're serving lamb, you'll want to choose a wine that is full-bodied and has enough tannins to stand up to the gaminess of the meat.
If you're looking for something a little lighter because it's spring and all, you could serve fish on Easter. Fish is a versatile protein that can be paired with a variety of wines, including white wines like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio, as well as rosé wines. If you're serving fish, you'll typically want to choose a wine that is light-bodied and has a high acidity.
No matter what you serve for Easter dinner, be sure to choose a wine that you love - even if the food doesn't turn out right, the wine will.
Here are some additional tips for pairing wine with food:
- Consider the flavors of the dish. What are the dominant flavors? Are they sweet, savory, acidic, or bitter?
- Consider the weight of the dish. Is it light or heavy?
- Consider the occasion. Is it a formal or informal meal?
- Consider your own personal preferences. What wines do you enjoy drinking?
Best of luck in your planning, you got this, and Happy Easter! Cheers!