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What Wines Pair With Easter Dinner?

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

Easter meals vary depending on the culture and region. In the United States, Easter meals often include ham, roasted lamb, deviled eggs, potato salad, green beans, and various desserts like carrot cake or hot cross buns. In some Eastern European countries, Easter meals may include sweet breads, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, and roasted meats. In Brazil, a popular Easter meal is bacalhau (salt cod) and in Mexico, it's common to eat seafood dishes like ceviche or shrimp cocktail. We are going to give you a cheat sheet on what wines pair well with each of these meals mentioned to make your Easter meal a huge hit.




Wines That Pair With Ham - Generally, a dry white wine like Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with ham. However, if you prefer red wine, a light-bodied Pinot Noir can also complement the flavors of ham.




Wines That Pair With Roasted Lamb A full-bodied red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah, pairs well with roasted lamb. The wine's tannins complement the lamb's rich flavor and help cut through the meat's fattiness. If you prefer a white wine, a full-bodied Chardonnay can also work well.



Wines That Pair With Bacalhau Some recommended options are white wines such as Vinho Verde, Alvarinho or Arinto, which have a high acidity that complements the strong and salty flavor of the fish. Other good choices include red wines like Douro or Dão, which have a full body and can balance the richness of the dish. Ultimately, the best wine pairing with bacalhau will depend on the preparation and personal preference.


Wines That Pair With Shrimp cocktail A crisp and refreshing white wine pairs well with shrimp cocktail. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Albariño are all good options to complement the flavors of the shrimp and cocktail sauce.




Wines That Pair With Ceviche A crisp and refreshing white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or Albariño pairs well with the acidity and citrus flavors of ceviche. Another great option is a dry rosé, which complements the seafood notes and adds some fruitiness to the pairing.



Wines That Pair With Carrot cake A sweet white wine such as Riesling or Moscato pairs well with carrot cake. The acidity of the wine helps balance the sweetness of the cake while complementing the warm spices in the dessert.




Now that you know your options, what meal are you going to prepare this Easter?

  • Ham

  • Lamb

  • Bacalhau

  • Shrimp Cocktail



We at Wine Tour Pros wish you nothing but smiles, sunshine, and lots of sweet treats on Easter day.


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