What Wines to Drink on Easter Sunday

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Wines for every part of the day, from the Easter egg hunt to the last course of brunch

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Wines for Easter.

Once you’ve finished hunting for eggs, concentrate on pairing your Easter brunch or dinner with some adult Easter treats.

Here’s The Daily Sip's guide to a hoppin’ good Easter meal to suit a basket-full of tastes.

While Hunting for Eggs…

You can start by kicking it old-school and serving mimosas. Vitamin C is a plus since this winter has kept many of us indoors, plus bubbles make this a perfect breakfast cocktail to walk with while hunting for eggs. Mix OJ with your favorite bubbles.

Recommendation: ALTADONNA Prosecco Superiore non-vintage (Veneto, Italy) $14

Vinho Verde Sangria is another great Easter starter. A bottle of the Portuguese vinho verde wine, 2 cups of ginger ale, ½ cup of Cointreau, and some fresh fruit over ice make great hunting and sipping.

Recommendation: BROADBENT Vinho Verde non-vintage (Portugal) $9

First Course Cocktail

A spring salad, like this recipe with endive and watercress, makes a lovely start to an Easter meal, as does this Honey-Mustard Glazed Shrimp and Scallops recipe. The seafood can also work as a non-meat-eaters’ main. Both pair well with a crisp sancerre.

Recommendation: DOMAINE FERNARD GIRARD Sancerre 2011 (Loire Valley, France) $25

Main Course Pairings

Nothing says Easter like a beautiful ham. This honey-glazed recipe works well with something aromatic like riesling or gewürztraminer. Pinot noir would be a great go-to if red is your preference.

Recommendation: DONNHOFF Riesling 2011 (Nahe, Germany) $22

Recommendation: LOUIS LATOUR Pinot Noir 2010 (Burgundy, France) $14

Super Sides

With any great meal, it’s all about the sides. Potato gratin and roasted spring vegetables are perfect for the season’s festivities.

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