Wine and Food Matches for Easter





Easter is a time for family, chocolate eggs, and for indulging in a few bottles of good wine. Lent is over and with it the nagging guilt, so why not sit back and revel in a few chocolate bunnies and a couple of glasses of wine.

The variety of treats that accompany this time of year can be matched with a plethora of deliciously different wines.

The team at CellarVie Wines kicked off the festivities a little earlier than planned and sampled the Nederburg Winemakers Reserve Noble Late Harvest 2008 with some lightly toasted hot cross buns…the premature over-indulgence was truly worth it! 

The most traditional dish at Easter, as we all know, is lamb. Roasted, grilled or griddled on the barbie you can't go wrong with a good, juicy red wine such as an Australian Shiraz or a good Côtes de Rhône. A particular favourite in the office this week is our Côtes du Rhône Villages from Jean-Luc Colomboand the Grant Burge Benchmark Shiraz. The soft berry fruit in both wines perfectly complement the juicy richness of lamb, especially when marinated with a little garlic and fresh rosemary.

If you are brave enough to make your own Simnel cake or like the rest of us, you've nipped into M&S or Waitrose to pick one up, we suggest trying a slice with a glass of sweet wine rather than a cup of tea on Easter Sunday. It goes well with a glass of chilled Muscat de Beaumes de Venise or a bottle of Sauternes Les Garonnelles 2007, Lucien Lurton et Fils
 
Whatever your tipple, the CellarVie Wines team wish you and the family a happy upcoming Easter!  
 
[Main image courtesy of Linda Cronin

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