Easter Wine Tasting and Pairing Suggestions Saturday,
April 23, 2011
The Easter holiday is an excellent excuse to showcase special bottles that will take
your meal to new heights. The standard Easter main dishes- glazed ham and succulent
lamb- are both wine friendly foods, Spring veggies, brunch casseroles and even
chocolate bunnies can make their own matches.
Sample 12 Different Wines at Each of Our Stores.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
1:00pm - 5:00pm
If you are unable to make our Tasting, use the Course Chart below
as a Guide for your Easter pairings!
Start guests off with a light white wine that evokes pleasures of Spring. Fresh, zingy New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect pairing for appetizers.
Try ourCloudy Cape Sauvignon Blanc ($10.99) with notes of grass and grapefruit followed by an explosion of citrus that's an incredible value. If you are starting dinner with a salad or Spring veggies, Sauvignon Blanc is also a good match. If you want to to be adventurous, try a staff favoriteBoniface Apremont ($19.99) made with a signature grape known as Jacquere. Delicate and feather light, Boniface offers flavors of honeydew melon, floral and minerality on the finish, perfect alongside almost any appetizer or vegetable food pairings.
THE MAIN MEAL...
A zippy, aromatic riesling is the perfect accompaniment to a glazed ham; the wine's acidity tames the
glaze and it's sweetness matches it. Try the rich and fruity Dr. Loosen Riesling ($13.99) not too dry
and not too sweet! For those who prefer a red wine, try the Lady Slipper Pinot Noir ($21.99).
This Pinot Noir has the most unique fresh fruit approach that will also compliment a glazed ham with cloves.
A Cabernet Franc is an excellent choice with Lamb, with it's complex meaty flavors it is a natural match with red wines. Try the bold and rich Two Mountain Cabernet Franc ($24.99) from Yakima Valley, Washington. This brambly, slightly earthy red is perfectly structured for a roasted lamb.
HOSTING AN EASTER BRUNCH?
Spring Mimosa: Make a fresh strawberry puree by grinding strawberries in a blender and straining them. Mix the puree with a dry sparkling wine (Pierre Delize Sparkling $9.99) and garnish with a fresh strawberry.
Light and delicate Rose's evoke Spring with their signature strawberry aromas. Try our favorite Rose from Languedoc, France, Chateau Lancyre ($19.99) truly one of the best Rose's in the market.
My next favorite morning special is a glass of Prosecco! This light, fizzy, sparkling from Italy is the
perfect brunch wine. In fact, head to Italy and you'll find the local's enjoying a glass of Prosecco in
lieu of their morning cup of espresso. Try our favorite, Moletto Brut Prosecco ($15.99.)