What Wines to Drink on Easter Sunday
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
With any great meal, it’s all about the sides. Potato gratin and roasted spring vegetables are perfect for the season’s festivities.