Spring is right around the corner! Easter is a big family gathering food feast! What wine goes best with those Easter brunch and dinner dishes? I decided to repost from a couple of years ago with a few new wine pairing ideas.
Brunch has so many options to pair with wine. From simple eggs or fancy omelettes, bacon and sausage, waffles or pancakes, crab cakes, roasted meats, fresh fruits, salads, quiche, chilled shrimp or crab legs…the menu is endless! I tend to prefer pairing brunch foods with a chilled glass of sparkling wine- champagne, Cava, or Prosecco…”brut” style- helps refresh the palate- whether by itself or in a tempting “mimosa”. Sparkling wines compliment just about any food, so pop those bubbles and enjoy! These effervescent gems can be poured from brunch on through dinner, no problem. So the pairing is complete, right? Not even close!!! If you are a wine lover, but not too keen on bubbles, let me offer you some alternatives that will make you and your Easter guests quite happy at any meal .
When it comes to Easter, what traditions do you follow in your family celebration? Do you serve roasted turkey, baked ham, roasted leg of lamb, beef tenderloin, or maybe a roasted pork loin? These favorites come to mind when I think of the star of the meal. Every family has their favorite…lamb is my meat of choice. This year I want my husband to try smoking a leg of lamb!! I’ll be selecting a fuller bodied red wine to stand up to the richness of the smoked meat.
I wish you and your a lovely Easter !!
Here are some brunch/lunch/dinner wine options that you can find and order from my website: my.boissetcollection.com/susiewhipple
These(vegetables)White Blend, DeLoach Rosé of Pinot Noir, Wattle Creek Rosé of Barbera,JCB No 12 Pinot Noir, Buena Vista Private Reserve Pinot Noir (Lunch, turkey, pork), DeLoach Saitone Vineyard Zinfandel, Buena Vista Private Reserve Zinfandel, (baked ham), Wattle Creek Cabernet-Shiraz, Raymond Sommelier Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (beef tenderloin, grilled ham, smoked meat), DeLoach Late Harvest Gewurztraminer (fruit desserts, fruit tarts)