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Sunday, March 25, 2012

WINES for EASTER by Philip S. Kampe

Spring is in the air. Flowers are beginning to bloom. Birds are everywhere. And EASTER is around the corner. Traditionally, after 40 days and nights of suffering, it is, once again, time to re-learn your bad habits. If you gave up chocolate or alcohol for 40 days, Easter Sunday is your day to return to your vices.

Traditionally on Easter Sunday, HAM with some sort of sweet glaze is served as well as LEG OF LAMB made with the rosemary and garlic.

EASTER is a true CELEBRATION. Wines are necessary to pair with HAM and LAMB.
I have a few recommendations from a wine associate in Manhattan:

WINES FOR HAM with a sweet glaze:
RIESLINGS
St. Urbans-Hof 'Q.B.A. 2010' ($14)
Jim Berry 'LODGE HILL 2006' ($18)
Chateau St. Michelle 'EROICA 2010' ($19)
Wilm Cuvee 'EMILE WILM RESERVE 2008 ($21)
Salomon Valley ',LEBECCA GROWERS COLLECTION 2007' ($27)
Trimbach Cuvee 'FREDERIC EMILE 2005' ($44)

VIOGNIER
Domaine de Triennes "SAINT FLEUR 2009' ($15)
'(YANGARRA VIOGNIER 2009' ($19)

ROSES
'MULDORBOSCH 2011' ($10)
'DOMAINE HOUCHARTST VICTORIE 201' ($17)
'CHATEAU d'AQUERIA TAVEL' ($18)
'CHATEU de PULIGNY MONTRACHET 2009' ($19)
'DOMAINES OTT CHATEAU ROMASSSAN 2010' ($36)

PINOT NOIR
Dr. Konstantin Frank 'SALMON RUN 2009' ($14)
Wild Rock 'CUPID'S ARROW 2008' ($17)
'BEAR BOAT 2007' Russian River ($19)
'BENTON LAKE 2009' ($23)
'PALLISER ESTATE 2007' ($25)

WINES FOR LAMB
WHITES
La Vielle Ferme 'COTES-du-LUBERON BLANC 2010' ($8)
Tablas Creek 'PATELIN de TABLAS BLANC 2010' ($18)
Montirius Vacqueyras 'MINERAL BLANC 2008' ($24)
Domaine de Baumard 'SAVENNIERES 2008' ($29)
Richard Leroy Anjou 'LES ROULIERS 2009' ($33)
Philippe Colin St. Aubin 'CHARMOIS 1er 2009' ($39)
Bruno Colin 'CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET 2009' ($49)

REDS
La Vielle Ferme 'ROUGE COTES-DU-VENTOUX 2009' ($8)
Domaine d'Andezon "COTES-DU-RHONE 2010' ($13)
Domaine du Pegau 'PLAN PEGAU LOT 2009 VDP' ($17)
Clos de Caveau Vacqueyras 'FRUIT SAUVAGE 2008' ($18)
J.L. Chave Cotes du Rhone 'MON COEUR 2009' ($19)
Michel Poinard 'CROZES HERMITAGE 2009' ($22)
Bonny Dune 'LE CIGARE VOLANT 2007' ($34)

PHILIP S. KAMPE
WineFoodTravel@yahoo.com

1 comment:

Maria Reveley said...

Great choices....