Nothing beats Sunday brunch, but, on Easter, it’s time to pull out all the stops. With such a wide variety of dishes at your disposal, why not start out with a refreshing glass of something sparkling. Prosecco fits the bill, and many examples have a gentle softness that pairs nicely with the afternoon.
Don’t forget to save room for a big Easter ham at dinnertime. (It might take a few laps around the block to rekindle the appetite.) Now is a good time to explore white wines from Alsace. Whether made from riesling, pinot blanc, or pinot gris, they are a fantastic match with the natural saltiness and richness of the ham. More of a red wine drinker? Try a fruity but sophisticated Cru Beaujolais, made from gamay from the region’s top sites.
Maybe you’re nibbling the ear off a chocolate bunny and feeling left out right now. Fear not! Port, Madeira, or Vin Santo will accompany your sweet tooth.
THE RARE WINE CO “Historic Series Wanderer Special Reserve” non-vintage (Madeira, Portugal) $40
FONSECA Port 2009 (Douro, Portugal) $30
What dishes are on your Easter Sunday table? And what wines do you like to enjoy with them? Let us know.
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