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Tucson: Wine Pairing with Easter Dinner

Today, two people asked me what wine to pair with ham. I’m no wine expert but I know who is. I asked Yvonne Foucher, owner of CataVinos for her advice and this is what she shared. For people in Tucson, you can stop at CataVinos and pick up these wines at 3063 N. Alvernon Way (one block south of Ft. Lowell)

According to Foucher, the two most common Easter dinners are ham and lamb.

For baked ham, she recommends
 
–Moselland Riesling, Germany – Flavors and aromas of peaches and apricot with a lingering semi sweetness. $13.99
 
–Georges Deboeuf Beaujolais, France – Ripe red fruit, tangy cherry, banana and flora aromas. Fresh and vibrant, juicy and refreshing with a medium plus dry finish. 1.5L $10.99 (The size makes it a great value for large gatherings)
 
–Bon Bon Rose, Australia – Flavors and aromas of cherries, strawberries and fresh fruit. Fruity yet dry. $11.99

 
With roasted lamb, try:
 
–Chateau Campot Lafon Bordeaux, France – Cranberry and cassis aromas and flavors with some earthiness. Well balanced with currants and leathery notes and an oaky, cedary finish. $14.99
 
–Castle Rock Petite Syrah “Russian River”, California – Black, red and stone fruits dominate with a touch of oregano and basil. Medium bodied and nicely concentrated. $11.99
 
Mark West Pinot Noir, California – Cherries and dark fruit on the nose and palate with a spicy finish. $13.99

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