Great values for Easter wines
It’s hotter than a “modie-fo” here in Austin, Texas, and it isn’t even EASTER for crying out loud. You may ask yourself what is a “modie-fo?” Well, it’s just a made up word of mine that I bet you can figure out all on your own. Anyhow, the point is that we have found a delightful pink (or if you want to be picky, Rose) wine to go with your Easter or Passover dinner, no matter what part of the globe you live in. We indulged in it several times last year, so the name may sound familiar — Bieler Pere et Fils, Coteaux D’Aix-en-Provence 2008. However, I like this vintage mo’ better and it is a hell of a deal, if you can find it.
This year‘s vintage runs about $10.75 — retail, of course. This incredibly light Rose wine has a hint of peach and cherries, so I highly recommend it with any Easter fare such as ham, roast chicken or vegetarian. Don’t be afraid to drink pink.
Of course, not everyone eats light on Easter — some have Leg-O-Lamb, or here in Texas, all the groceries stores are running sales on Ribeye Bone-In Roast. I have to say I don’t think the pink goes with any of those heavy meat dishes. So, we had to throw ourselves on something worthwhile for the folks out there that intend on having lamb or beef. Our Easter suggestion for a dish of that sort is Bordega Norton Riserva Malbec 2005, which costs around $12 bucks a bottle. A great price for the excellent structure of dried fruit, dark cherry, and spice with a slight hint of tobacco.
We wish you all a happy Passover or Easter, whatever the case may be, and be sure and get that designated driver after drinking on the holiday.
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