No matter how you're celebrating Easter and what dishes are on the table, we have a lovely wine for you to pair perfectly with dinner!
Andreas Bender Pinot Noir
We added this German gem to our wine selections with Easter in mind! A wonderful wine to pair with all sorts of dishes on the Easter table. This is a low-intervention wine with sustainable practices in the vineyard — Andreas Bender Pinot Noir is a classic expression of a juicy, vibrant Pinot Noir (a.k.a Spatburgunder) from Germany. Though it is full of bright red fruit flavours, it is not heavy or oaky, showing the true, fresh potential of the variety. It has a delicious nose of bright youthful cherries, strawberries, cranberries with juicy raspberry, followed by sweet baking spices of vanilla, nutmeg, and spicy pepper. On the palate there is a snappy acidity, with red berries and minerality. Purposely meant to accompany cuisine, it is delicious with Turkey with cranberry sauce! But also enjoyed with smoked meats, duck, and strong creamy red rind cheeses.
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
$28.99, 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!
Domaine Bott-Geyl Alsace Métiss
$24.99, Alsace, France
Alsace white wine is perfect for Easter — the ultimate pairing with an Easter ham! The Domaine Bott-Geyl Métiss is an aromatic white wine made from a blend of Muscat, Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Chasselas. Elegant and fragrant, on the nose there are bright notes of kaffir lime, honeysuckle, and lemongrass. The zesty palate is balanced by delicately sweet pear fruit and fine laced acidity.
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.