Whether you're doing Easter over video chat, having a cozy dine-in with your household, or sharing a meal with a roomie - we've got five gorgeous wines to pair with your Easter dinner that you'll love.
August Kesseler Pinot Noir
We added this German gem to our wine selections with Easter in mind! The August Kesseler winery was founded in 1924 and is located in the village of Assmannshausen on the Rhine River on steep and sunlight-drenched south and southwest- facing slopes. This location directly on the Rhine and the inimitable site-specific soil conditions provide for a particularly high grape quality with an unmistakable character. This Pinot Noir is ripe with sweet cherry fruit, spicy and full of minerals. Fine, elegant, and balanced. A wonderful wine to pair with all sorts of dishes on the Easter table.
Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon
$19.99, South Australia
For those that want a Cabernet with everything - this is an ever adaptable and always enjoyable choice! Bright, medium to deep crimson in colour, opening with violets, sea spray and fresh Mediterranean herbs. There is a lovely hit of blueberry, a hint of black tea and the quintessential Australian note of dried eucalypt. When you first try the wine, there is an initial burst of fresh fruit sweetness balanced beautifully with savoury notes of fresh herbs and a lovely acid. The wine has typical structure with focused, yet friendly tannins. This is a fresh and vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon. A lovely match for pasta and more!
Benjamin Bridge Nova 7
$26.99, Nova Scotia
A Canadian-grown beauty, Nova 7 will be a delight with your appetizers! Made in Nova Scotia featuring Muscat varietals, l’Acadie, Ortega & Geisenheim grapes. This wine is a pale salmon with an orange hue, and delicately perfumed, thanks to a myriad of white flowers and passion fruit. On the palate, the wine immediately refreshes, with tonic notes of key lime, mango and green apples. An invigorating wine, finding balance between engaging floral aromatics and energizing acidity. Enjoy the subtle fizz by serving this well chilled!
$22.99, Alsace, France
This wine revives an ancient Alsace tradition that wines assembled from noble grape varieties were called "Gentil". Gentil "Hugel" allies the suave, spicy flavour of Gewurztraminer, the body of Pinot Gris, the finesse of Riesling, the grapiness of Muscat and the refreshing character of Sylvaner. The aroma brings green apple, pear, lychee, passion fruit, and rose, while the palate has a pleasant dryness, just enough to awaken the taste-buds and quench the thirst. It is a smooth and soft wine with an elegant finish. Serve chilled around 8° and pair it with creamy dishes, turkey, or pork.
Cave Spring Gamay
$23.99, Niagara, Canada
Gamay is an excellent food-pairing wine because it goes with pretty much anything, but is also great to drink on its own! This wine is 100% Gamay, a grape which thrives on the hillsides of the Niagara Escarpment along Ontario's Niagara Peninsula. It was aged for 10 months in neutral French, Hungarian and American oak barrels. Featuring ripe aromas of blackberry, purple plum, cracked pepper and black tea, with hints of savoury herbs and spice. Fine tannins, black currant, black cherry and cacao round out the palate, with a plush and juicy finish.