Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Easter Wine Selections according to Sherry-Lehmann Wine Inventory Specialist, Dawn Gabriele Land" posted by Philip S. Kampe





Easter is upon us. As the years change, so, do our food preferences. In the past, the food associated with Easter was either ham or lamb.
According to Dawn Gabriele Land of Sherry-Lehmann, "Times have changed and so have the wine pairing suggestions".

In today's world, Dawn has included wine selections for ham, lamb, poultry, fish, vegetarian plus a new category title, unusual pairing, which means, a wine, cider or spirit that will pair with an unusual dish.

The wine selections are broken down into five separate categories: Sparkling, White, Rose, Red and Unusual Pairing. The list below are recommendations for Easter 2014.

Ham:
Sparkling: Bouvet Brut NV ($14)
White: Torbreck Woodcutter Semillion 2010 ($17)
Rose: Chateau d’Aqueria Tavel Rose 2012  ($18)
Red: Domaine Terres Dorees Beaujolais L’Ancien Vieilles Vignes 2012  ($22)
Unusual pairing: Lustau Papirusa Light Manzanilla Sherry ($13)

Lamb:
Sparkling: Deutz Brut NV ($35)
White: Marques de Murrieta Rioja Blanco Capellania 2008 ($23)
Rose: Domaine du Pegau 2012  ($22)
Red: Domaine Duclaux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007  ($35)
Unusual pairing: Ian McLeod Isle of Skye 12 Year Blended  ($48)

Poultry:
Sparkling: Pol Roger Reserve Brut NV ($40)
White: Acacia Carneros Chardonnay 2011 ($17)
Rose: Chateau d’Esclans Cotes de Provence Rose Whispering Angel 2013  ($18)
Red: Joseph Drouhin Volnay 2011  ($45)
Unusual pairing: Christian Drouin Cider ($12)

Fish:
Sparkling: Piper Heidsieck Brut NV ($28)
White: Estate Biblia Chora Estate White 2012  ($37)
Rose: Massaya Rose 2012  ($13)
Red: Maison Champy Pommard 2009 ($45)
Unusual pairing: Tozai Nigora Voices in the Mist Sake ($23)

Vegetarian:
Sparkling: Perrier Jouet NV ($33)
White: Mastroberardino Fiano di Avellino 2012  ($20)
Rose: Gaujal de Saint Bon Roses Cotes de Thau 2012  ($15)
Red: Ceretto Dolcetto d’Alba 2012  ($22)
Unusual pairing: Hendricks Gin  ($27)



Philip S. Kampe


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