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Easter Brunch Made Better: The Ultimate Wine Pairing Guide

Updated: Nov 3, 2023

Welcome to our Easter brunch guide where we'll share some delicious wine-pairing options that will take your brunch celebration to the next level. If you want to impress your guests with a perfectly curated wine selection, you've come to the right place. We've got you covered from light and refreshing whites to rich and medium to full-bodied reds. So let's dive in and discover the perfect wine pairings that will make your Easter brunch a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Eggs Benedict with Chardonnay

Eggs Benedict is a classic Easter brunch dish consisting of poached eggs, Canadian bacon or ham, English muffins, and hollandaise sauce. When it comes to wine pairings, the dish's rich and creamy hollandaise sauce is the perfect match with a full-bodied Chardonnay. With notes of vanilla and butter, this will complement the hollandaise sauce and rounds out the richness in the dish.

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Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagels with Sauvignon Blanc

A refreshing and palate-cleansing pairing that is perfect for a springtime Easter brunch celebration. The richness of cream cheese and the salty, smoky flavour of the salmon create a delicious combination that can be paired with a variety of wines. A crisp and acidic Sauvignon Blanc, for instance, is an excellent choice. The wine's herbaceous notes and citrusy acidity can enhance the flavours of cheese and balance the saltiness of the salmon.

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Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast with Pinot Noir

Create an elevated culinary experience for your guests with spinach and feta stuffed chicken breast. The richness of the chicken breast, the saltiness of the feta cheese, and the earthiness of the spinach create a harmonious flavour profile that can be complemented with the right wine pairing. A light to medium-bodied Pinot Noir with juicy red and dark fruit notes creates magic when paired with the savoury and earthy flavours of the dish while also balancing its saltiness. The wine's acidity can also cut through the creaminess of the feta cheese, refreshing the palate between bites. Pinot Noir is a versatile wine that complements many different dishes, making it an excellent choice for your Easter brunch table.

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Spiral Ham with Zinfandel

Spiral ham, with its sweet and smoky notes, calls for an equally rich wine that can stand up to its flavours. A bold and fruity Zinfandel does the job. Each sip offers a refreshing fruitiness against the saltiness of the ham and enhances the dish's smokiness. The wine's jammy character also marries well with the sweetness of the glaze, creating a wonderful harmony on the palate.

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Fruit Tart with Rosé

No brunch is complete without desserts. Fruit tart with vanilla pastry cream features a buttery crust filled with silky vanilla pastry cream topped with a colourful assortment of fresh fruit. A perfect balance of sweet and tangy, with the cream acting as a smooth and indulgent base for the tartness of the fruit. When paired with Rosé, the summertime berry notes of delicate strawberries and raspberries match heavenly with the tanginess of the dessert, while its light and refreshing palate balance the creamy richness of the pastry cream, making for a perfect pairing that is both elegant and delicious.

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

There's nothing Easter bunnies love more than eggs and carrots. Indulging in a moist and decadent carrot cake just makes sense. Sweet with notes of vanilla, warm with Cinnamon and spices, and rich with cream cheese frosting, it's a delight to any sweet tooth's taste buds. When it comes to wine pairing, the rich and medium to full-bodied flavours of Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera d'Alba, and Langhe Rosso complement the spices in the cake perfectly. The tannins in the wine help to balance the sweetness of the cake and the cream cheese frosting, while the fruit notes provide a subtle contrast to the warm spices. The result is a harmonious pairing that brings out the best in both the cake and the wine, making it the ideal dessert to serve at any Easter brunch.

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Whether you're serving classic dishes like Eggs Benedict or trying something new like Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast, or indulging in fruit tarts and carrot cakes, this guide offers a variety of wine options for everyone in the family to enjoy. While our guide provides recommendations, it's okay to play around and experiment with your own preferences. Remember, the goal of wine pairing is to enhance your dining experience. So, have fun, try new things, and find the perfect wine pairing that suits your taste buds. Happy Easter brunching!




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