Wine and food pairings to enjoy this Easter
It’s Easter time in Jamaica and that means celebration. Whether it is through religious gatherings and communions or concerts and parties, we’re always up for a good time, especially when the pot is on and wine is being poured.
Let’s take a look at some of the most delicious food and wine pairings Food has lined up for you this Easter season.
Grilled Lamb and Trivento Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
A treasure of Mendoza Argentina, the Trivento Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is an ideal pairing for a succulent grilled lamb dish. Not overpowering or “gamey”, this delicate meat plays well against the rich black cherry, cassis, and wood spice flavours found in this Cab Sauv. It is soft, exquisite, juicy, and hits the palate with its presence.
Aromas: Fresh red fruits, strawberries, and cherries
Colour: Deep Red
Glazed Ham and Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir
A sweet and salty glazed ham calls for Pinot. Pour a bottle of Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir to complement this dish. It is intense, elegant, and fruit-driven. With flavours of freshly roasted coffee beans and dark cocoa, this New Zealand’s finest is bursting with personality. The silky soft tannins and lingering finish of dried herbs will leave you wanting more.
Tannins: Silky soft
Aromas: Strawberries, Raspberries, and Red cherries
Colour: Ruby Red
Baked Salmon and MontGras Devine Reserva Chardonnay
The buttery and flattering texture of Baked Salmon pairs well with a wine of similar stature like the DeVine Reserva Chardonnay. This wine is smooth with a creamy texture, fruity citrus flavours, and well-balanced acidity. Certified vegan, this Central Valley, Chilean wine is one to try this Easter season.
Colour: Bright lemon yellow
Aromas: Tropical fruit, Pineapple, Guava, and Banana
Potato Salad and Château de Berne Inspiration Rosé
Add a little inspiration to this ultimate side dish - the Château de Berne Inspiration Rosé, an award-winning rosé straight from the heart of Provence. Rated 90 points by Robert Parker, wine advocate, this wine is a true delight. It is bright, richly textured with creamy strawberry notes and lingering flavours of fresh basil, thyme, and lavender.
Colour: Intense pink colour
Aromas: Floral, clean, fresh berries, fresh herbs, and flowers
Lemon Tart and “Julia” by Santa Julia Dulce Natural
Our Easter holiday pairings would not be complete without a sweet and zesty treat, paired with a refreshing sparkler like the Julia by Santa Julia Dulce Natural. Hailing from Santa Rosa in Mendoza, Argentina, this well-balanced, clean wine is a must-try. It is smooth and crisp with notes of orange, pineapple, and red fruit and is the perfect finish to your meal.
Colour: Elegant salmon
Aromas: Red fruits, orange, pineapple, and mango
Wherever you may be celebrating this Easter, make sure you enjoy it with a bottle of wine from Harbour Wines and Spirits. Have a safe and blessed holiday season. Enjoy.