It is almost time for Easter! This beloved holiday is a favorite among children thanks to bunnies and chocolate treats, but they are not the only ones. Adults can also get excited about the many delicious traditional Easter meals they can choose to cook—as well as the wonderful wines to go with them. Here are some traditional Easter meal ideas and wines that match:
- Ham. This delicious dish is the perfect choice for a variety of holidays. Roasted ham provides delectable flavors and a soft texture that will leave your guests craving more. You can select from an assortment of fabulous side dishes to serve with your Easter ham, including cooked vegetables, mashed potatoes, casseroles, or even spiced fruit slices. Choosing a lighter and sweeter wine, such as a Riesling or Gewürztraminer, will provide a wonderful complement to a sweet or glazed ham. You should also consider your side dishes when choosing your wine.
- Lamb. This is another popular choice for holiday meals, especially for an Easter brunch. You can season your lamb with an assortment of different spices, glazes, and ingredients. Choose from garlic, lemon, mint, honey, and other glazes to create the perfect recipe for you and your family. No matter what seasonings you use or how you serve your lamb, you will find a great flavor combination by pairing it with a delicious red wine, such as a Merlot or Shiraz.
- Salad. You can serve a fresh salad to provide a lighter option for guests. If you stick with fresh fruits and vegetables, this salad can be a great alternative for vegetarian guests. You shoulder consider every ingredient in the salad when choosing a wine to serve with it, including any dressing you may use. Decide if the salad ingredients work better with a complementary wine or a contrasting wine.
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