A TIME TO CELEBRATE!
Easter is one of the most important and oldest holidays of the Christian Church, it commemorates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead as described in the New Testament. Easter follows a period of fasting called Lent, during which many people set aside time for remembrance and repentance. Lent starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Good Friday, the day of Jesus' crucifixion.
There are many traditions that surround Easter Sunday and the preceding time of Holy Week, including colored eggs, spring flowers, gift baskets, the Easter Bunny (unless you live In Australia, where bunnies are considered pests and the native marsupial, the Bibly, stands in as an Easter Bunny substitute!), and gatherings where food and wine are shared and celebrated with community and family.
Easter gatherings are a sensational time to pair quality wine with all the bountiful dishes of the celebration. Start with crisp gruner veltliner and a crudité platter, or dry rosé and potato salad; roast chicken and gamay make a brilliant duo, as do glazed ham and pinot noir or rack of lamb and cabernet sauvignon. Are you poppin’ Peeps this year? Sip some Moscato! And don’t miss out on enjoying your chocolate bunnies with a luscious tawny port.