Easter this Sunday is the perfect occasion to celebrate, and, obviously, drink some wine! Easter dinner is an absolute food and wine pairing heaven (and my personal favorite), and requires some planning. We’re looking out for you with these traditional Easter dinner dishes paired with wine. So get in the spirit and start pairing!

Ham with…

Remember, pairing food and wine eventually comes down to personal preference, but this is to help you and your guests get started. For white lovers, you can’t go wrong with a Riesling or a Gewürztraminer. And for those guests who drink only reds, Pinot Noir it is! Its low tannins and high acidity make it a great partner for ham’s saltiness. Zinfandel and Grenache are two other options. Last tip: favor reds with super fruity flavors, as they’re a much better match for a ham-based dish. Consider bringing a dry rosé as well – berry fruitiness, light tannings and dry finish will complement the ham beautifully.

Lamb with…

Lamb calls for a rich Cab. The meat is strong in flavor and support the tannins of full-bodied reds. Try a Cabernet Sauvignon with herbal touches that will complement the taste of the lamb. For a piece of meat with more assertive flavor, go with a Syrah. Look for varieties made Rhone-style, with peppery and smoky flavors.

Mashed potatoes with…

Mashes potatoes, a potato salad or any potato-based dish should be a great match for a dry rosé wine. That is if the potatoes are served on their own. If you have a savory potato side dish served with meat, like pork sausage, for example, you will need to pick a red – Malbec, maybe?

Roasted vegetables with…

You don’t have to put a lot of thought into this one. Pair your roasted veggies with clean, crisp whites – I’m talking Grüner or Albariño.

Easter chocolate with…

Dark, milk, white… There is chocolate for every taste. For a detailed guide to wine and chocolate pairings, head to one of our other blog posts, and enjoy!