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Great Wines To Pair With Easter Lunch

For many of us, Easter is a time of celebration and getting together with friends and family to enjoy good food – and perhaps a good glass of wine or two! If you’re looking for that perfect food and wine pairing for your Easter lunch or dinner, we’ve done the hard work for you. 

The wines below are all very food friendly and O'Briens Wine Director Lynne Coyle Master of Wine has suggested some fabulous dishes they work particularly well with. 

Piper Heidsieck NV Champagne

Champagne, France
WAS €59.95 NOW €39.95 (Part of our spring savings.)

Pair it with: Smoked salmon with cream cheese and dill blinis

Looking to splash out to celebrate with family and friends this Easter weekend? A bottle of Champagne is just the thing, and the classic Piper Heidsieck is a winner. Lighter in style with lively bubbles and refreshing sherbet note, it makes a great match for smoked salmon and cream cheese blinis. 



Scorpius Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand

WAS €17.95 NOW €12.95 (Part of our spring savings.)

Pair it with: Grilled spring asparagus with hollandaise sauce

A glass of chilled white wine is a lovely partner for lighter dishes such as grilled asparagus and this brand new Marlborough Sauvignon is a beauty. It's from renowned winemaker Simon Waghorn, of Astrolabe fame, and sings with fragrant herbal aromas and citrus flavours.


Sherwood Estate Chardonnay 

Waipara Valley, New Zealand

WAS  €19.95 NOW €16.95 (Part of our spring savings.)

Pair it with: Spring vegetable risotto

It’s always good to have a great white wine on standby in the fridge and this elegant Chardonnay is a real crowd pleaser. It’s medium bodied, with lots of ripe fruits notes and works well with all sorts of dishes. Here, Lynne has paired it with a spring vegetable risotto, and it would double up nicely as an aperitif wine too. 


Château la Claymore 

Bordeaux, France

WAS €29.95 NOW €19.95 (Part of our spring savings.)

Pair it with: Roast lamb with garlic & rosemary gravy

If you’re going for a classic roast lamb dish this Easter, it has to be a classic red wine and this gorgeous Merlot-based Bordeaux from Château la Claymore is perfect. Full of plummy fruit notes with, hints of mocha and vanilla, it’s a fantastic accompaniment to roast lamb - with all the trimmings, of course!



Rizzardi Clos Roareti 

Veneto, Italy

WAS €29.95 NOW €24.95 (Part of our spring savings.)

Pair with with: Coolea Irish Cheese

A cheese board is a beautiful way to finish off an Easter lunch and Lynne has paired the rich and full-bodied Rizzardi Clos Roareti with Coolea Irish cheese. Made in West Cork, the award-winning Coolea is made from a very old Dutch Gouda recipe and its flavours are complemented by the wine’s ripe bramble fruits and savoury note. (Just add crackers!)


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