Easter Wines for Fish, Lamb + Ham: CTV News

Wines for Good Friday fish, Easter brunch, lamb and ham are the focus of our chat on CTV News today. In particular, red wines often clash with fish not because of the wine tannin and fish iodine, as previously thought, but rather because of high iron content in the wine.

The iron comes mostly from the soil where the vines are grown, but can also be due to winemaking methods. Generalizing about which wines will be high in iron content is difficult. The iron in wine is thought to break down the unsaturated (good) fats in fish and creates that fishy smell and taste that’s almost metallic.

I’ll be posting the second part of our conversation soon … stay tuned for which wines to drink with those chocolate bunnies!

Posted with permission of CTV.

Easter Wines: The Essential Hip-Hop Guide to Earmark

Easter wineSome of my favourite meals are those we savour to celebrate Easter: fresh asparagus omelets and ham for brunch. But which Easter wines to serve with them?

As a determined hedonist, I like something more than orange juice, thank-you—unless it’s a mimosa. The wines…

Wine, Lamb and Ham Pairing: CTV Video

Here’s part two of our conversation about pairing wine with lamb and wine with ham for Easter, though the pairing tips apply year-round if you love these dishes and the wines that make them taste even better.

I’ve also included tips on pairing wine with chocolate bunnies ……

Wine and Lamb Pairings for those who aren’t Sheepish

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Juicier in texture than turkey, milder in flavor than beef, the classic match for its savory flavors are the cabernet sauvignon blends of Bordeaux.

But many dry…

Wine Paired with Ham for Easter and Beyond

ham and wineOne of the classic Easter dishes is ham. Most hams are wet-cured with brine or saline solution and then smoked.

Popular finishes are a sweet glaze of bourbon and brown sugar or maple syrup or orange marmalade. This gives the meat a glistening finish…