3 Creative Ways to Pair Wine with Easter

Wine with Easter can go a long way!

Of course, there’s always the traditional honey glazed ham or rack of lamb paired up nicely with a Rose or Pinot Grigio or Red Zinfandel.  These are a few of our favorites:

  • Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut Rosé
  • Gruet New Mexico Blanc de Noirs NV
  • Rocca della Macìe Chianti Classico 2002
  • Logan Chardonnay Monterey Sleepy Hollow Vineyard 2001

Now, how do you entertain your guests for the day?  Or maybe all the kids are grown up and you think there is no need for an Easter egg hunt.  Well we are here to spark some new ideas on to make Easter fun and memorable.

  1.  Wine tasting easter egg scavenger hunt.

Choose 4 or five different wines to tasted (depending on how many people you have).  For around 12 people, 4 different wine would be fine.

Stuff your eggs with clues to different locations in your neighborhood or yard.  You could have wine in bottles at 4 different sites with 5 clues in the eggs leading people to the different wine tastings.  Add some chocolate to each egg.  Even more fun would have them rate the wines as they are tastings.  At the end, you could compare everyone’s answers.  Recommended:

 

  • Rabbit Ridge Zinfandel from Paso Robles, California
  • Bonaccorsi 2010 Melville Vineyard Chardonnay from the Santa Rita Hills
  • Sokol Blosser Evolution Willamette Valley Oregon

 

 

  1. Wake up your sweetheart with breakfast in bed and champagne mimosa to start the day.  Some great ideas are scrambled eggs with cream cheese on a baguette with smoked salmon and capers for garnish.  Sounds scrumptious!  Or try something a little more challenging such as Eggs benedict with a side of asparagus.  Both options are sure to get your partner out of bed with a smile.  (Or stay in bed 🙂

 

  • Recommended: Montenisa Brut from Franciacorta in Italy

 

 

  1. End your meal with a lovely chocolate and wine tasting.  You can have the easter baskets on display overflowing with chocolates and truffles and the wine selection standing nearby.  This Easter basket is sure to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth!
    • Bodegas Toro Albalá

 

  • Paradoja 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec blend
  • Moscato d’Asti
  • Spanish Pedro Ximenez

 

 

Every family has their traditions.  Ours, of course always involves a crazy easter egg hunt where the adults try to make hiding locations as difficult as possible.  I think this is so they can go back and find the egg to enjoy for themselves.  

 

What are some traditions that your family does?  Do you have any creative ideas on how to pair wine with Easter?  Let us know!
Enjoy and Happy Easter, Cheers!

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