Take Your Easter Meal to the Next Level

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Take Your Easter Meal to the Next Level

A bottle of Inniskillin on a dinner table.

Food brings people together and wine enhances the occasion. Easter is a time for gathering with loved ones, sharing stories, and enjoying delicious food. If you’re thinking of elevating your dining experience with wine to match but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve got you covered. Whether you're serving turkey or lamb, snacking on a cheeseboard, or ending on a sweet note, we've got 4 perfect pairings to inspire and delight your palate. 

Turkey + Red Wine Blend

When you’re serving a lot of different dishes, choosing a wine can be challenging. For many Easter tables, turkey is a classic centrepiece. With a mix of light and dark meat, along with an array of flavourful trimmings, that’s where a versatile red wine blend comes in. Opt for a Meritage with a medium body and fruit-forward profile. This wine harmonizes beautifully with the diverse flavours of your Easter spread, offering a supportive tannic structure and acidity to cut through the richness of the meal. Look for a bottle with a spicy finish and a long, lingering aftertaste to round out the experience. 

Lamb + Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon

For those who choose lamb as the main course, robust red wines are often recommended to complement its lightly gamey taste. However, it's important to note that in certain instances, these wines might overpower the delicate flavours of the meat. The ideal wine pairings for lamb vary depending on both the cut of lamb and how you plan on cooking it.   

When preparing roasted lamb dishes such as rack of lamb, leg of lamb, or lamb cutlets cooked to a medium-well to well-done level, consider pairing them with a wine that offers depth and fruity flavours. Like a Bordeaux Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The robust tannins in this wine can enhance the tenderness of the meat. On the other hand, if you're grilling lamb, opt for a fruit-forward yet peppery Pinot Noir or Shiraz to add an extra punch. 

Cheeseboard + Chardonnay

No Easter celebration is complete without a savoury cheeseboard to nibble on before or between courses. To accompany this culinary masterpiece, a classic Chardonnay is a spot-on choice. Aged Chardonnays complement bolder cheeses such as Havarti, aged Gouda, and even blue cheese, while leaner and fruitier Chardonnays pair perfectly with creamier cheeses like Camembert and Gruyère. Whether you're hosting a casual gathering or a formal dinner party, an oaked or unoaked Chardonnay makes an ideal choice alongside any cheeseboard selection, elevating your tasting experience for maximum enjoyment.

Carrot Cake + Riesling

Last but certainly not least, let's talk dessert. Known for its versatility, Riesling is a great match for carrot cake. With its refreshing acidity, it cuts through the richness of cream cheese frosting, creating a harmonious balance of flavours on the palate. Moreover, Riesling often boasts citrus and apricot notes, complementing the spiciness of the cake and adding a delightful complexity to each bite. Its slight sweetness further enhances the overall experience, making it a delightful companion to this classic treat. 

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750 ml

Price reduced to

$13.95

from the original price of

$15.95

Shop Top Wines for Your Holiday Table​ at Wine Rack

Now that you've got your Easter menu planned out, it's time to stock up on some top-quality wines to pair with your feast. Head to your nearest Wine Rack store and explore our curated selection of wines, from reds and whites to rosés and sparkling wines. Whether you're looking for the perfect red blend to pair with your turkey or a refreshing Riesling to enjoy with dessert, Wine Rack has got you covered. With these expertly paired wines, your Easter celebration is sure to be a hit with friends and family. Cheers to good food, great wine, and memories that will last a lifetime! 

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