What to fill your glass with this Easter

Easter just happens to be one of my favorite holidays (who am I kidding, I love every holiday). For me, Easter means  bright & fresh colors, delicious brunch, time with friends & family, and of course, lots of wine.

On Easter Day, I like to have an array of wines of hand from bright and citrusy whites to spicy reds. Here’s a few of my suggestions on what to serve this Sunday:

Fantinel Prosecco Extra Dry ($11.99)











A welcome change from the typical champagne brunch, the delicate floral notes and apple flavors make this Prosecco extremely easy to drink. Plus, what’s a holiday without bubbles? Pair this with a hearty egg dish like Spinach and Red Pepper Bacon Wrapped Eggs from How Sweet it Is.

2011 Alpaltagua Chardonnay Reserva Unoaked, Casablanca Valley ($10.99)











This unoaked Chilean Chardonnay is bright and intense, full of citrus and lemon notes. It’s the perfect wine to sip on throughout the day, and goes great with ham. Try it with this Creamy Ham and Asparagus Gnocchi.


2008 Erath Pinot Noir ($19.00)












Pinot Noir (among other things) is my weakness, so I always include one on my wine list for every holiday. This Pinot lends a mouthful of red plum, cranberry, and sage and is very food-friendly. Pair it with this Eggplant, Zucchini, and Tomato Tian.


Viura, R. Lopez de Heredia, Vina Gravonia, Rioja 2003 ($30)

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Known as our “Haute Wine”, this is a serious wine, known to impress the wine snobs everywhere. Composed of 100% Viura, barrel-aged four years, it will stand up to this celebratory occasion. In true Spanish style, pair it with Fingerling Papas Bravas from Food & Wine.


Cheers and Happy Easter!


by Katie Colombo

Addicted to the Outdoors, Books, Food, and a good Pinot.