Easter wine pairings

Party Source Wine and Spirit expert Jay Erisman offers up these suggestions for pairing wine with Lamb, Ham and Brunch.

“Roast lamb has plenty of Big Meat flavor to pair up with Big Red wine. Try  Cabernet Sauvignon – it has more than enough power to handle your little lambsy-wamsy.

Ham is quite happy to be paired with white or red wine. Split the difference with a dry European rosé. These bone-dry wines drink like a zesty white, but the berry fruit notes remind one of red. Try a dry rosé from Provence—the quality is high and the price is right, and the French live on this stuff.

No wine is more perfectly suited to an Easter table (or Thanksgiving, for that matter) than German Riesling. This strong candidate for the title of “World’s Best White Wine” deftly balances a touch of sweet against thrillingly zesty acids. It. Goes. With. Anything! and is a great choice for brunch when you don’t want something too heavy.”


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