deVine Thoughts

April 3, 2023

Annual Easter Dinner Wine Recommendations

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 12:45 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

Easter is this coming weekend, and you’ll want some celebratory wines to accompany turkey & ham dinner or that special meal you’ll be preparing for your loved ones.

We receive many requests for food and wine pairings for this festive weekend so please contact us sooner than later for the best available selection and recommendations. If you have special needs, please let us know and we’ll be glad to help. Enjoy the long weekend everyone.

Our store hours this weekend are:

Good Friday: 12-5pm
Saturday: 11-7pm
Easter Sunday: Closed

In the meantime, those looking for the classic pairings with turkey, ham and all the regular fixings, please see below some of our current favourites:

Start your evening off with a sparkling wine, followed by whites, reds, a dessert wine and perhaps a little meditation course for digestifs or Port.

Sparkling Wines

Sparkling wines are a great way to start any gathering whether its a greeting aperitif or to pair with appetizers. Lively and clean, these will get everyone’s palate ready for what’s to come next:

NV Leitz Eins Zwei Zero Sparkling Riesling (Non-Alcoholic) (Rheingau, Germany) – $19.99

NV Famille Moutard Pere & Fils Brut Nature Grande Reserve (France) – $27.99

NV Tomato Wheels Lambrusco (Emilia-Romagna, Italy) – $34.99

2018 Gruber Roschitz Sekt Brut Reserve (Weinviertel, Austria) – $39.99

2017 Pere Ventura Vintage Rose Gran Reserva Cava Brut (Penedès, Spain) – $39.99


Now if you serve Champagne, your audience will immediately know you’re here to do some serious partaking and celebrating:

NV Champagne Andre Clouet Grande Reserve Brut (Champagne, France) – $59.99

NV Champagne Liebart-Regnier Les Sols Bruns Demi-Sec (Champagne, France) – $62.99

NV Henri Billiot et Fils Rosé (Champagne, France) – $81.99

2013 Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Extra Brut (Champagne, France) – $117.99

2014 Bereche et Fils Le Cran Ludes Extra Brut Premier Cru (Champagne, France) – $154.99

2016 Champagne Agrapart Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Mineral (Champagne, France) – $209.99

Whites & Pinks

Whites with a touch of sweetness is preferred because of the sweetness of some of the fixings – candied yams, cranberry sauce, and honey for the glazed ham. A completely dry white will seem more austere and void of fruit due to the sweetness of the food so I recommend Rieslings (dry or off-dry, both work), Gewurztraminers or other Germanic or Alsace varietals. Having said that, some will always go with a dry creamy Chardonnay or Chenon irregardless and that’s perfectly fine. Also, don’t forget that rosés work really well too!

2021 Franz Haas Kris Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie (Veneto, Italy) – $21.49

2021 Wild Goose Autumn Gold (BC – Okanagan, Canada) – $25.99

2019 Prieler Pinot Blanc Ried Seeberg (Burgenland, Austria) – $31.99

2019 Château Bois de la Salle Pouilly Fuisse Les Chevrieres (Burgundy – Maconnais, France) – $39.99

2016 Schlossgut Diel Riesling Kabinett Dorsheim Goldloch (Nahe, Germany) – $42.99

2020 Rockford Local Growers Semillon (Barossa Valley, Australia) – $46.99

2019 Ken Forrester The FMC (Stellenbosch, South Africa) – $74.99

2020 Mullineux & Leeu Passant Chardonnay (Stellenbosch, South Africa) – $89.99

2019 Domaine Seguin-Manuel Beaune Clos des Mouches Premier Cru (Burgundy – Cote de Beaune, France) – $139.99

2018 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (Bordeaux – Pessac-Leognan, France) – $249.99

2021 Domaine de Triennes Rosé (Provence, France) – $23.99

2021 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé (Provence, France) – $63.99


For reds, try to avoid the big oaky tannic monsters. Oak and tannins are the enemies when pairing with slightly sweet food, try for a red with lots of up-front fruit, little oak and a soft tannins like a Beaujolais (served slightly chilled) or a Pinot Noir.

2020 Ken Forrester Petit Pinotage (Stellenbosch, South Africa) – $19.99

2017 Pievalta Rosso di Montepulciano Campo del Noce (Marches, Italy) – $25.99

2016 Chateau L’Argenteyre Cru Bourgeois (Bordeaux – Medoc, France) – $29.99

2018 Guignier St. Amour Amethystes (Beaujolais, France) – $33.99

2021 Solena Estate Grande Cuvee Pinot Noir (Oregon – Willamette Valley, United States) – $46.99

2017 Kleinood Tamboerskloof Syrah (Stellenbosch, South Africa) – $51.99

2019 Poderi di Luigi Einaudi Barbaresco (Piedmont, Italy) – $62.99

2018 Cotarella Montiano Merlot (Lazio, Italy) – $84.99

2017 Clos Figueras Clos Figueres (Priorat, Spain)- $137.99

2012 Louis Jadot Corton Pougets Grand Cru (Burgundy – Cote de Beaune, France) – $179.99

2011 Château Trotanoy (Bordeaux – Pomerol, France) – $269.99

2009 Château La Conseillante (Bordeaux – Pomerol, France) – $539.99


As for dessert, remember dessert wine should be sweeter than the dessert itself:

2018 Château Pajzos Harslevelu Late Harvest Tokaj (Tokaj, Hungary) – 500mL – $24.49

2021 Vietti Moscato d’Asti (Piedmont, Italy) – $40.99

2011 Château Climens Premier Cru (Bordeaux – Barsac, France) – 375mL – $114.99

Port (Post Dinner)

Port is always good for the final touches of a meal:

Taylor Fladgate NV Historic Limited Edition Reserve Tawny Port (Douro, Portugal) – $58.99

2015 Taylor Fladgate Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port (Douro, Portugal) – $82.99

Messias 30 Year Old Tawny Port (Douro, Portugal) – $109.99

1967 Dalva Colheita (Douro, Portugal) – $249.99

1983 Fonseca Vintage Port (Douro, Portugal) – $269.99

Happy Easter all!

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