Happy Easter!

If you’re heading out for some last minute bits for a family gathering tomorrow, see below for my two top wine recommendations to pair with spring lamb…

Rioja
Lamb and Rioja is a classic pairing, and for good reason. The Tesco Finest Viña Mara Rioja Gran Reserva 2004, made from 100% Tempranillo grapes is full of toasty oak flavours with a rounded and spicy finish. At just £10 from Tesco, it is excellent value for such a complex wine.

vina mara

Côtes du Rhône
If you prefer something with a little more fruit, Chapoutier La Croix des Grives 2010 is packed with blackberry fruit and has a hint of liquorice and a savoury, moreish bite to it. Available for £10.99 from Laithwaites, this is one crowd pleasing red.

Chapoutier

Whatever you’re eating/ drinking this Easter, I hope you have a great one and fingers crossed for some ‘spring’ weather!

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