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Wine and food pairings to enjoy this Easter

Published:Thursday | April 14, 2022 | 12:11 AM
Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir pairs well with glazed ham.
Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir pairs well with glazed ham.
Trivento Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is an ideal pairing for a succulent Grilled Lamb dish.
Trivento Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is an ideal pairing for a succulent Grilled Lamb dish.
Baked salmon pairs well with a wine of similar stature to the MontGras DeVine Reserva Chardonnay.
Baked salmon pairs well with a wine of similar stature to the MontGras DeVine Reserva Chardonnay.
Château de Berne Inspiration Rosé, is an award-winning rosé straight from the heart of Provence that pairs well with family favourites such as potato salad.
Château de Berne Inspiration Rosé, is an award-winning rosé straight from the heart of Provence that pairs well with family favourites such as potato salad.
Have dessert like a lemon tart with Julia by Santa Julia Dulce Natural.
Have dessert like a lemon tart with Julia by Santa Julia Dulce Natural.
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It’s Easter time in Jamaica and that means celebration. Whether it is through religious gatherings and communions or concerts and parties, we’re always up for a good time, especially when the pot is on and wine is being poured.

Let’s take a look at some of the most delicious food and wine pairings Food has lined up for you this Easter season.

Grilled Lamb and Trivento Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

A treasure of Mendoza Argentina, the Trivento Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is an ideal pairing for a succulent grilled lamb dish. Not overpowering or “gamey”, this delicate meat plays well against the rich black cherry, cassis, and wood spice flavours found in this Cab Sauv. It is soft, exquisite, juicy, and hits the palate with its presence.

Tannins: Medium-High

Aromas: Fresh red fruits, strawberries, and cherries

Colour: Deep Red

Glazed Ham and Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir

A sweet and salty glazed ham calls for Pinot. Pour a bottle of Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir to complement this dish. It is intense, elegant, and fruit-driven. With flavours of freshly roasted coffee beans and dark cocoa, this New Zealand’s finest is bursting with personality. The silky soft tannins and lingering finish of dried herbs will leave you wanting more.

Tannins: Silky soft

Aromas: Strawberries, Raspberries, and Red cherries

Colour: Ruby Red

Baked Salmon and MontGras Devine Reserva Chardonnay

The buttery and flattering texture of Baked Salmon pairs well with a wine of similar stature like the DeVine Reserva Chardonnay. This wine is smooth with a creamy texture, fruity citrus flavours, and well-balanced acidity. Certified vegan, this Central Valley, Chilean wine is one to try this Easter season.

Colour: Bright lemon yellow

Aromas: Tropical fruit, Pineapple, Guava, and Banana

Potato Salad and Château de Berne Inspiration Rosé

Add a little inspiration to this ultimate side dish - the Château de Berne Inspiration Rosé, an award-winning rosé straight from the heart of Provence. Rated 90 points by Robert Parker, wine advocate, this wine is a true delight. It is bright, richly textured with creamy strawberry notes and lingering flavours of fresh basil, thyme, and lavender.

Colour: Intense pink colour

Aromas: Floral, clean, fresh berries, fresh herbs, and flowers

Lemon Tart and “Julia” by Santa Julia Dulce Natural

Our Easter holiday pairings would not be complete without a sweet and zesty treat, paired with a refreshing sparkler like the Julia by Santa Julia Dulce Natural. Hailing from Santa Rosa in Mendoza, Argentina, this well-balanced, clean wine is a must-try. It is smooth and crisp with notes of orange, pineapple, and red fruit and is the perfect finish to your meal.

Colour: Elegant salmon

Aromas: Red fruits, orange, pineapple, and mango

Wherever you may be celebrating this Easter, make sure you enjoy it with a bottle of wine from Harbour Wines and Spirits. Have a safe and blessed holiday season. Enjoy.