Easter Sips: A Guide to Pairing Wine with Your Favorite Holiday Dishes

As Easter is a time for celebration and gathering with loved ones, it’s the perfect opportunity to try out some new wine pairings with your favorite holiday dishes. Whether you prefer red, white or rosé, there are plenty of options to choose from that can pair well with your favorite Easter dishes. No matter what you choose, wine can be a great addition to your Easter celebrations. So why not raise a glass (or bottle!) to the season and enjoy some delicious food and drink with your loved ones?

Ham with Blueberry Bourbon Sauce

Wine Pairings:
Blueberry or Bourbon Syrah


  • 1 Boneless, Fully Cooked Smoked Ham (3-4 lbs)
  • 1¾ Cup of Water, Divided
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 Cups Frozen Blueberries
  • 1 Sprig Rosemary
  • 4 Sprigs Thyme
  • 1-2 Tbs Honey
  • Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper to Taste


Preheat oven to 325°F. In a medium sized saucepan, over medium heat, combine 1¼ cups of water and brown sugar. Bring to a boil.

Add the frozen blueberries, herbs and honey to the water/sugar mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 25 to 30 minutes or until the blueberries release their juices and the sauce reduces/thickens. Set aside.

Score the ham, making diamond shapes with a knife. Place in a deep baking dish and add remaining water to the pan. Pour 1/2 of the glaze over the ham and bake, uncovered, for 1 to 1­½ hours, basting with the pan juices every 15 minutes, until a meat thermometer reads 140°. Serve immediately with the remaining blueberry sauce on the side.

Crockpot Lamb Chops

Wine Pairings:
Big Rush, Bordeaux-Style Red Blend, Cape Blend, Pinotage Reserve, Sangiovese or


  • 8 Lamb Loin Chops
  • 1 Medium Onion, Sliced
  • 1 Tsp. Dried Oregano
  • ½ Tsp. Dried Thyme
  • ½ Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ¼ Tsp. Ground Rock Salt
  • ¼ Tsp. Ground Black Peppercorns
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced


  1. Place onion in a crock pot. Combine oregano, thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Rub mixture over lamb chops and place chops over onions. Top with garlic.
  2. Cover and cook on low in your slow cooker for 4-6 hours.


We wish you and your loved ones a very happy Easter!


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