Easter is nearly upon us and after not being able to join our loved ones last year, we think it’s only right to celebrate in style this weekend. Whether you’re hosting a feast for the masses, opting for an intimate gathering, or not celebrating at all, there’ll always be a De Iuliis wine waiting for you. Not sure what wines to pair your food with? We’ve pulled together the ultimate Easter food and wine pairing guide so you don’t have to stress.
The quintessential Good Friday meal. This wine displays fresh, lifted citrus characters, a light palate and crisp, zesty acids. Wines with a good balance of acidity, like our Semillon, are made to cut through rich, fatty foods like fish (and batter), making it the perfect pairing.
Who can say no to a wholesome chocolate egg from the Easter Bunny? We recommend opting for a classic dark chocolate with 70% to 100% cacao, paired with our ’19 Shiraz. The wine’s fruity intensity and earthy characters make for a rich and mouth-filling combination that balances out the chocolate’s bitterness.
Hot Cross Buns for brekky? Pair them with our Sparkling Chardonnay and an above average amount of melted butter to create what some might call the breakfast of champions. We tend to opt for traditional hot cross buns, as the fruit and yeast aromatics of the wine complement the bun’s spice and fruitiness.
Nothing says Easter like a leg of lamb with roasted vegetables. A full-bodied red like our Cab Sauv will take this meal to a whole new dimension. The secret? The tannin in the Cab and the fat levels found in lamb. The Cabernet’s fine and silky tannins cut through the lamb’s fat to create the ultimate marriage of flavour.