On Sunday, most folks will be sitting down to some kind of Easter "feast" that will in all likelihood include some very fine wines ... think there are very few of these people that will have little or no problem trying to figure out which wine to serve with that prime rib, crown roast, lamb, pork roast, turkey, salmon, etc. ... but for those of us that will have to eat (in my case) our once-a-year ham, what wine to pair with the ham can be difficult ... and the wrong wine could go a long way toward actually ruining the "feast" ... perusing the net made for some interesting suggestions/reasonings about which wines would pair best ... the theme running through most of the discussions seemed to center on the saltiness of the ham using that "taste" as a reason why "big" reds, chardonnays, and most other dry white wines were out of the question ... a "consensus" seemed to revolve around -
Kabinett-style or QBA (?) Rieslings or similarly styled "new world" Rieslings
Lighter-style pinot noir
Fruit forward, medium bodied, lower alcohol zinfandel
For those of you out there that are either having ham or have had ham on another occasion, what wines, including the above, have you successfully paired with the meal ? And, yes, I would also assume you would need to take into consideration the side dishes but I guess I'm asking here more about the ham than anything else ...
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