Elegant Easter Wines!

Easter is just around the corner and whether you’re planning Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner, I hope there are some plans for wine at the table. Here are some of my top Easter wine picks that go great with egg hunts, lots of chocolate, peeps, as well as the Easter ham, turkey, or whatever your delectable family tradition is. *Wines vary in price from $10.00- 30.00/bottle. 

Sparkling

Mumm_BrutRose-LGMumm Napa Brut Rosé: This bubbly is perfect for those who, like me love rosé in spring and especially on a day like Easter. Mumm Napa is great for the Easter brunch, lunch, and even dinner table. Pairings: Eggs Benedict, Waffles with whip cream and fresh fruit, Baked Ham, Mac & Cheese, Biscuits, and Chocolate! 

Freixenet CavaCava we know is from Spain, and this one will be delicious for your Easter table. Freixenet is good for those looking for a great cava at a great price! Pair this with some Brioche French Toast with Caramelized Bananas, or a crunchy fresh fruit Yogurt Parfait if you’re going the Easter brunch route. 

Bolla Prosecco: Bolla Prosecco is bright, refreshing, and perfect for beginning or ending your Easter Sunday gathering. This wine will pair well with egg hunts, easter basket candy, crepes, bacon, eggs, and so much more.

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White & Rosé

Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Gelblack: This German Riesling is bright, fresh, and so elegant. Enjoy this off dry wine with some Dim Sum Brunch, spicy cuisine, or classic eggs benedict. If you plan for lunch or dinner, this will be excellent with any ham, pork, turkey, or chicken. 

natura_rose-shadow-168x450Josh Cellar’s Chardonnay: This California chardonnay is great for the Easter table and can be enjoyed with a variety of dishes such as Asparagus with Honey Dijon Glaze, Roasted Turkey or Chicken, Seafood, and Cheeses. 

Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé: One of the first 2014 French rosés to arrive in the US this year, this fresh and vibrant wine can be enjoyed before and during your Easter meals. Best with Brunch and Lunch foods!

Natura Rose: This Chilean Rose will be a hit at the table. It’s delicate and easy to drink with lots of fruit, but it is dry. Pair this with creamy cheeses, cannoli’s, and seafood. 

Reds

JCELL_BS_PinotNoir_updatedJosh Cellar’s Pinot Noir: This pinot noir is great for those who enjoy a lighter red with balance, some complexity, and lots of fruit. This wine is dry, easy on the tannins, and will pair well with almost anything at the table.

Natura Cabernet Sauvignon: This Cab is dry, big, and fruity with some nice Chilean spice notes and a great body. This wine is one you will love with Prime Rib, Roast Beef, and or with Cheeses & Chocolate desserts. 

Bogle Merlot: This wine is for those who want a big fruit bomb with balanced tannins and acidity. Dry, full of rich berries and body, pair this with Blue Cheeses, Apricot Spreads, Honey Comb, and Chocolate… all the makings to a wonderful Easter dessert spread!

Happy Easter to those who celebrate this holiday! 

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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