Celebrate Easter with the Perfect Wine Pairing

Celebrate Easter with the Perfect Wine Pairing

Easter is a time for joy, family gatherings, and of course, delicious food. But what wine should you serve to complement your Easter feast? Fear not, Tag Liquor Stores is here to help you pair your Easter dishes with the perfect wines!

The Traditional Easter Feast

Turkey: Turkey is the centrepiece of most Easter dinners, and it's surprisingly versatile when it comes to wine pairing. Here are a few delicious options:

The Classic Choice: Pinot Noir is the all-around favourite for turkey. Its soft tannins, bright acidity, and notes of red fruit complement both the white and dark meat of the turkey. Look for a Pinot Noir from Oregon or Burgundy for a delightful pairing.

Try La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 750ml - $40.30

White Wine Lover: A full-bodied Chardonnay with a touch of oak will stand up beautifully to the turkey's richness. Notes of butter and vanilla complement the roasted flavours of the bird.

Check out Bread & Butter Chardonnay 750ml - $33.50

Something Different: A dry Riesling or a sparkling wine like a Cava can be a wonderful surprise with turkey. The acidity cuts through the richness, and the touch of sweetness complements any cranberry sauce or stuffing perfectly.

How about Wakefield Riesling 750ml - $25.25

Other Easter Dinner Favourites:

Roast Lamb: For a classic roast lamb, a bold red wine is your best bet. Look for wines with high acidity and tannins, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, or even a Rosé. These wines will stand up to the rich flavour of the lamb and complement the herbal notes of rosemary or other seasonings.

Glazed Ham: Ham is a versatile dish that can be paired with a variety of wines. A Pinot Noir is a great all-around choice. It's light-bodied and fruity, with enough acidity to cut through the sweetness of the glaze. You can also go for a Riesling or Gewürztraminer, which are both off-dry white wines with a touch of sweetness that will complement the ham's glaze.

Salmon: For a lighter Easter dinner, consider serving salmon. This delicate fish pairs well with crisp white wines like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. These wines have bright acidity that will enhance the flavour of the salmon, making for a refreshing and satisfying pairing.

Vegetables: Don't forget about the vegetables! Roasted asparagus or spring greens go well with a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. For a richer vegetable dish, like scalloped potatoes, you could choose a Chardonnay.

Easter Brunch: If you're hosting an Easter brunch, you can't go wrong with sparkling wine or Champagne. These festive wines are perfect for any occasion and will pair well with a variety of brunch dishes, from quiche to eggs Benedict.
Tag Liquor Stores Easter Wine Picks

Looking for some specific recommendations? Here are a few of our favourite Easter wines that are available at Tag Liquor Stores:

For the Lamb Lover: Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml - $76.50
Perfect for Ham: Meiomi Pinot Noir 750ml - $40.40
A Lighter Choice: Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc - $32.35
Sparkling Celebration: Moet & Chandon Champagne - $87.45

No matter what you're serving this Easter, Tag Liquor Stores has the perfect wine to pair with it. Visit us today and let our knowledgeable staff help you find the perfect bottle!

Additional Tips
Consider the weight of the wine. Lighter wines pair well with lighter dishes, and heavier wines pair well with heavier dishes.
Think about the acidity of the wine. Acidic wines can help to cut through the richness of fatty foods.
Don't be afraid to experiment! There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to wine pairing. The most important thing is to choose a wine that you and your guests will enjoy.

With these tips in mind, you're sure to find the perfect wine pairing for your Easter feast. Happy Easter from Tag Liquor Stores!

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