Spring has sprung and it’s this time of year that we focus on family, feasting and drinking fabulous wines as we celebrate two of the most delicious religious holidays of the year – Easter and Passover.
Whether you’re celebrating Easter or Passover, your family feast almost always will focus heavily on a good old fashioned roast dinner of either pork or lamb; both of which go beautifully with red wine and a few surprising whites.
Of course if you’re celebrating Passover the wines should be Kosher but for this blog piece we’re concentrating on the non-Kosher variety. Our top picks to feast on these holidays are as follows –
THE ROAST PORK & ACCOMPANYING WINES
We love working with a shoulder of pork, the meat is so succulent it simply falls of the bone and this Slow Roasted Honey Glazed Pork Shoulder recipe from Bon Appétte is absolutely sensational. A Best’s Great Western Riesling 2013 from Australia, France’s Chateau Mont Redon Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2012 or a dry styled Rosé like Australia’s Rolling Pink Rosé 2011 will work wonders with the sweetness of this meat.
THE LAMB ROAST & ACCOMPANYING WINES
Angela Hartnett’s Roast Leg of Lamb recipe really pulls the family together around the holidays, not to mention the neighbours when they smell the magnificent aromas coming out of your kitchen! A heavier style red wine is your best bet for pairing well with lamb, like a Cabernet such as the Californian Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 or a Syrah like K Syrah Syrah 2010 from Australia. For our white wine lovers try the Californian De Loach Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2010, it’s complexity will hold up to the meats bold and distinctive flavours.
From all your friends at Cellarmaster Wines we wish you a happy Easter, good Passover and a world filled with fabulous wines.