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How to Pair Wine With Easter Entrees

Here's what to serve with lamb, ham, and more.

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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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1. Lamb

Pairing: earthy Rhone Syrah

 

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2. Ham

Pairing: dry German Riesling

 

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3. Spring Vegetables

Pairing: subtly sweet rosé

 

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4. Fish

Pairing: mineral Chablis

 

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