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Easter Food & Wine Pairing

Apr 5, 2023

Welcome to our handy guide to Easter food & wine pairing.


The traditional Easter Sunday lunch features roast lamb. As it’s quite a delicate meat you don’t want to overwhelm it with something too big or oaky.

Palacio del Camino Real Rioja Reserva 2016, Spain
A traditional style of Reserva Rioja. Think spicy rich oak notes and lots of flavour – plum, soft vanilla with red and black fruits.

Hawksdrift Pinot Noir 2017, New Zealand
A premium Marlborough PN with layers of succulent dark red berry fruit and a generous shake of spice. Rich, velvety and silky smooth.




Honey roasted ham paired with a white wine, that is neither searingly dry nor overly sweet, is a winning combination.

Tohu Pinot Gris 2021, New Zealand
A richly textured yet fresh and flavour-packed white bursting with juicy pear, crisp golden apple, sweet spice.



It’s traditional to enjoy fish on Good Friday and for a pairing, and a refreshing dry white is just the ticket for a great pairing. It will work equally well with any kind of fish starter on Easter Sunday too.

Kardos Dry Furmint 2021, Hungary
Complex and elegant, dry and crisp. Fresh grapefruit, pear and lime, minerally and refreshing. 


Simnel Cake & Hot Cross Buns

Either of these sweetly spiced fruit treats traditionally enjoyed at Easter will taste even better with a glass of something equally indulgent!

Barbeito Sweet Malvasia 5 Year Reserva Madeira, Madeira
Gorgeous caramelised flavours, hints of toasted almonds and honey. Certainly sweet but with nice balancing acidity.





Why choose wine or chocolate when you can have both?

Pellegrino Uncle Joseph Marsala Superiore NV, Sicily
This really impressed us at our recent wine & chocolate pairing night. Extremely fruity with a sweet palate of red berries and black cherries.




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