With the long weekend upon us, take heed of our handy tips and tricks for perfecting the food and wine match this Easter.
With the arrival of cooler climes on the not-so-distant horizon, there's no time like the present to embrace autumn's seasonal bounty.
As your favourite bottle of summer rosé temporarily steps into retirement, why not consider a bottle (or two) of something new? From the Riesling you need to know about to the Bordeaux that won't break the bank, our friends at Vinomofo have single-handedly taken the fuss out of food and wine matching just in time for the long weekend.
Behold the four top drops that deserve to be sipped and savoured alongside your Easter holiday menu.
Match with: Almond and Parsley Crusted Rack of Lamb
Vinomofo say: "The crème de la crème of the wine industry, this swanky drop is bursting with ripe, red fruits and a whole lot of opulence. Pair this beauty with a lamb rack and serve in the early evening. Picture the crisp autumn breeze, a good group of friends and one helluva night."
Pro pick: Chateau Cazeau Bordeaux 2016, $14.90.
Match with: Caserecce with Mushrooms
Vinomofo say: "Crisp, delicious and making the biggest comeback since Britney hit Las Vegas, consider this drop is the perfect trans-seasonal wine. Heavier in texture but still light on the palate, pair with pasta and some great tunes."
Pro pick: Arcadia Bohemia 2016, $19.00.
3. Sauvignon Blanc
Match with: Honey, Walnut and Herb Baked Cheese
Vinomofo say: "Imagine a warm autumn afternoon, golden leaves glistening in the sun, a platter of triple-cream Brie and a crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc at the ready. You'd be excused for thinking you'd died and went to heaven."
Pro pick: Fox Gordon Brothers & Sisters 2016, $12.50.
Match with: Tempura Oysters with Ginger and Mirin Dipping Sauce
Vinomofo say: "The tangy gift from the Gods above that pairs perfectly with Bluff Oysters... or any oysters, for that matter. Seriously, imagine sitting over the bay, the fresh sea air paired with oh-so-succulent oysters and Riesling."
Pro pick: Fanny Limehead 2016, $16.
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