Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The best wines for Easter Sunday

Ancona's Wines & Liquors is fully stocked with a fresh crop of palate charming wines to enjoy on Easter Sunday. In preparation for the big day, our staff curated an enchanting collection to pair with Easter Brunch and your favorite main courses - ham and lamb.

When choosing wine for Easter Brunch it is important to look for easy quaffing varietals. Try light, mild red wines with low tannins and crisp, refreshing whites. And remember, you can never go wrong with a bottle or two of rosé! Here are a few of our favorite bottles for Brunch:
Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc
Domaine Eugene Carrel Vin de Savoie Rose
Loimer Rosé
Prager Gruner Veltliner Fedespiel Hinter Derburg

Ham especially is one of those meats that makes itself available to both white and red wines. The key to pairing with ham is countering its saltiness with fruit and/or residual sugar and cutting through its fattiness with acidity and freshness. For this reason spicy and crisp white blends, and cherry driven reds will work quite well. A couple bottles we had in mind to pair with Ham:
Cuvelier Los Andes Merlot
Falesco Tellus Syrah
Mckinlay Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
Werner Hochheimer Riesling Trocken

As for Lamb, we generally prefer meaty reds and full-bodied whites. Look for reds that are concentrated and well fruited.Here's what we have in mind to pair with Lamb:

Cheers to a safe and happy holiday weekend! For your convenience Ancona's Wines & Liquors will be OPEN 10am - 5pm on Easter Sunday.

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