Easter is almost here and what better way to celebrate the holiday than with a good meal. We’ve made it easy for you by selecting the perfect dinner paired with a wine recommendation. If you already have your special holiday meal planned, use for another occasion like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.
Pairing: Albarino, Spain or unoaked California Chardonnay, Champagne
Every great meal starts with a great appetizer and our Scottish Smoked Salmon makes the perfect start to a delectable meal. It’s fresh with a delicious hardwood smoky flavor that pleases every palate. Pair it with a nice Albarino or California Chardonnay, Champagne for a starter that’s a holiday must-try.
Honey Cured Ham
Pairing: Pinot Noir, Oregon Or Beaujolais, France
Nothing says Easter dinner like a succulent honey cured ham. The sweet honey compliments the saltiness of the meat, making this ham the perfect centerpiece for any festive meal. Pair this with Pinot Noir, Oregon, Beaujolais, France, or any wine with a nice fruity or floral flavor.
Pairing: Rioja Reserva or Gran Reserva
For those with a more sophisticated palate, a nice meaty lamb shank will definitely satisfy. Seasoned with fresh thyme and garlic, these lamb shanks pack tons of flavor and delicious tender meat. However, if you want to enhance your meal even more, pair this with a Rioja Reserva or Gran Reserva. The rich spice flavor in these wines will complement the herb flavor in the lamb shanks.
Stuffed Turkey Roast
Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon,France or California or Red Zinfandel, California
For those seeking a more traditional dish for dinner, a stuffed turkey roast will be the perfect addition to your holiday feast. These flavorful roasts are stuffed with a scrumptious cranberry, apple, and sage stuffing and the turkey meat is seasoned with a unique blend of spices. For the finishing touch, pair this dish with a French Cabernet Sauvignon or a Red Zinfandel, California. A French Cabernet Sauvignon goes great with Turkey and a Red Zinfandel has a very distinct candied fruit flavor, which will complement the sweet stuffing inside of the turkey meat.
Prime Rib Roast
Pairing: Merlot, California or Bordeaux, France
To top off the meal, try serving up a delicious and flavorful prime rib roast. The roast is self- basted with sea salt and seasoned with black pepper, garlic, and beef au jus. It’s succulent and rich and fit for a feast of any size. To take it a step further, pair with a Merlot or Bordeaux. The fruity and silky flavor in both wines complements the tenderness of the meat.
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