Choosing wine at Easter

Lamb just seems to lend itself to wine. Red Bordeaux or Cabernet are usually a safe bet, but how you prepare your lamb as well as how long your will cook your lamb; may just be the deciding factor on which wine you will pair with your dish.

Just look around there are as many variations of lamb preparations as there are wines to pair with them.

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Here are some of our top picks and recommendations for pairings, World Wide!

Herb roasted, rack of lamb, noisettes and leg of lamb. When served with a pink center all pair well with the usual suspects of Bordeaux or even a Beaujolais.

 

When serving lamb that has been given the attention of properly prepared fresh herbs, and the lamb takes on a Mediterranean flair; a vintage rosé Champagne can be a special treat.

Equally as special and not quite as expensive our recommendation is Friuli Isonzo Rosa Cormòns!

  • Cantina Produttori Cormòns
  • Name: Friuli Isonzo Rosa Carmonis
  • Color:  Dolomitic rose petal, crystalline with copperish and onion-skin highlights
  • Aroma:  Slightly fruity with spiced nutmeg aroma
  • Taste:  Mellow, refined and silky, complex, sapid and clean, slightly tannic.

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In New England many households serve a roasted lamb cooked medium rare to well done seasoned with garlic and rosemary. When accompanied with a wine based gravy this dish has always locked itself into a deep Merlot or Cabernet pairing. If you are looking for something different, can we recommend a Chianti Classico?

  • The acidity is well-balanced
  • Sangiovese earthy and complex tannins

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Grilled lamb
This is one of the tougher calls as there are many different levels of marinades or rubs.  Italian Reds such as Barbera cozy up well with Grilled lamb that’s preparation included a marinade, with lemon zest and herbs.  Keep in mind a wine that has a higher acidity will be more likely to compliment this type of dish.Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 8.18.12 PM.pngDuchessa Lia Barbera D’Asti with it’s intense bouquet of fresh fruit and well structured, dry yet full-bodied flavor will compliment your dish.

If time allows I hope you will take a tour of your local wine store and try something new based on our recommendations. Your family may just have a new favorite wine for Easter.

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World Wine Wine of New England is the exclusive distributor of the Italian Wine Growers Association, in the United States. A labor of love for the growers and a love of fine taste and travel. The close relationship between the two and the inability to get the Italian wine Joe and Steve wanted in the Northeast, came together as World Wide Wine of NE.  That’s only the beginning of our story!

We specialize in the wines you want – but can’t find on the supermarket shelves. Strong focus on taste and value, we are able to provide superior drinkability and impeccable value. While we may buy a special sixty dollar bottle of wine for an occasion or a gift, most people are looking for a daily wine for fifteen dollars or less. Having strong roots in  the importing and shipping business – we eliminate the costs incurred through the middle men. We are able to pass on those extreme values to our valued consumer.

We are not wine snobs, WWWofNE is a family run, and close knit group of friends who love fine wines and spirits. It really is a simple as that. We strive and thoroughly enjoy finding only the best tasting drink for our customers. Drinking wine, ordering wine or giving wine as a gift shouldn’t be a chore. WWWofNE takes the guesswork out by providing boutique quality and many varietals to choose from.

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