Easter Sunday Wine Pairings

Easter Sunday menus tend to revolve around either an Easter Brunch or Easter Dinner.

Think eggs, quiche, ham and lamb! I have rounded up some of my favorite Easter Sunday recipes from all around the web and paired wines with each dish here. Just click on each link to check out the recipes!

What is your favorite dish to eat on Easter Sunday?


Brunch Dishes

It is quite difficult to pair wine with eggs by themselves. But just by adding in delicious vegetables, herbs and well bacon, you can easily pair wine with eggs. My favorite wine to pair with brunch is sparkling wine. Try adding in a splash of orange juice or cranberry juice!

A close up bottle of Domane Wachau's Grüner Veltliner

Wine Pairings:

Sparkling Wine: Champagne or Rosé

White Wine: Gruner Veltliner

Try the following from Wine.com: Sparkling, Rosé or Gruner Veltliner


Ham Dishes

Ham dishes for Easter Sunday are usually sweet to balance out the saltiness of the meat. You therefore need a wine with enough sweet fruit and acidity to balance out the sweet and saltiness of the ham dishes.

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Wine Pairings:

White Wine: Riesling or Gewurztraminer

Try either the Pierre Sparr Riesling or Trimbach Gewurztraminer from Wine.com

Red Wine: Pinot Noir

Try Meiomi Pinot Noir


Pesto Rack of Lamb

Pesto Rack of Lamb

Lamb Dishes

The best wines to pair with lamb dishes have nice tannin structure, good fruit and a finish that can last as long as the lamb itself. Since lamb has a pretty decent robust flavor, you want a wine that can stand up to it. The following wines have enough fruit and acidity to handle the flavors of the lamb, without overpowering it.

A bottle and glass of chateau du pape

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Wine Parings:

Red Wine: Cabernet Franc, Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Grenache Blend), Red Burgundy (Pinot Noir)

Try the following from Wine.com: Cabernet FrancChateauneuf-du-Pape (Grenache Blend), Red Burgundy (Pinot Noir)


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