Easter in France

The celebration here in France is a little bit different than what I'm used to in America, but I'm all for new adventures, especially when they involve wine!

“Joyeuses Pâques” – Flying Bells and Chocolate Fish
As the story goes, church bells stop ringing on Good Friday to “fly” off to the Vatican in remembrance of the crucifixion and return to rejoice by ringing on Easter morning. The bells arrive with decorated eggs and chocolate fish, known as Poisson d’Avril, for the children. The adults celebrate with a glass of wine, possibly from Bourgogne. My Easter wine suggestions come from the house of Louis Jadot, a well-known Burgundy producer and America’s #1 French selling wines:


  • Louis Jadot: Puligny-Montrachet 2012  – A distinctive, yet delicate wine with notes of fresh fruit and vanilla that carry on to the palate and culminating in a long finish. This pairs nicely with lighter meals and cheeses.
  • Louis Jadot: Pommard 2011  – Masculine and full- bodied, this Côte de Beaune red has a fruity depth of character with earthy aromas and flavors. Drink with lamb, complex beef dishes, pungent cheeses to really show this wine off.

**photo credit - Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits 

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