Whether planning a brunch or a traditional Easter dinner, here are some easy-to-find and affordable wines options that will pair well with your menu.
2010 Boutari Santorini Assyrtiko ($20) – Lemony and peachy with nice acidity. Pair with fish or seafood.
2010 Brancott Marlborough Pinot Noir ($10) – Bright, light-bodied Pinot Noir showing pleasantly tart raspberries with a slightly smoky finish. Pair with ham.
La Marca Di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco ($10) – Light, crisp and offers a pleasant dry finish that’s citrusy and fresh. Pair with eggs benedict or omelets.
2009 Red Newt Circle Riesling ($13) – Crisp, bright and juicy with the right amount of acidity. Pair with anything with some spice.
2007 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet ($10) – Flavors of coffee, dark spiced fruit and a lovely chocolate finish. Pair with lamb.
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