What kind of wine goes well with an Easter entree? Choose your wine based on the body and taste of the dish. Sweet-savory ham and delicately flavored fish won’t be overpowered by lighter wines. Gamier meats, such as lamb, are delicious with a fuller-bodied pairing.
Acidic foods, like a dressed salad, work best with similarly flavored wines, like a crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Fatty meats like rib eyes should be enjoyed with tannic red wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon. Consider the meal’s region, too, and match it with a wine from nearby, says master sommelier Bobby Stuckey of Frasca Food & Wine, in Boulder, Colorado. Here are tried-and-true recommendations for what to serve with your Easter dishes.
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