It’s time for a beautiful celebration, family gathering and the coming of spring, centered around a delicious meal paired with Organic Easter wines. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite recipes and paired them with some of our favorite organic wines. All Organic Easter wines featured below are Made with 100% Organic Grapes, and two have No Sulfites Added and carry the USDA organic seal. Additionally, the wines are vegan friendly and Non-GMO Project Verified. All wines are available at Whole Foods Market and 365 by Whole Foods as well as other fine retailers nationwide.
Organic Easter Wines with Salad and Sides
Turnip Salad Paired with Pizzolato Fields Prosecco Spumante
Roasted Veggies Paired with Pizzolato No Sulfites Added Merlot
Simple Au Gratin Potatoes with No Sulfites Added Spartico Spanish Red Blend
Organic Easter Wines with Main Dishes
Glazed Ham with Pizzolato No Sulfites Added Cabernet
Organic Easter Wines with Dessert
Banana Cream Pie and Apple Pie with Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Blanc
Origins of the Easter Feast
While Easter is of course one of Christianity’s most important holidays, the origins of the name Easter, and the corresponding feast are largely unknown. Here is what History.com has to say about Easter:
“The exact origins of this religious feast day’s name are unknown. Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility.
Other accounts trace Easter to the Latin term hebdomada alba, or white week, an ancient reference to Easter week and the white clothing donned by people who were baptized during that time. Through a translation error, the term later appeared as esostarum in Old High German, which eventually became Easter in English.
In Spanish, Easter is known as Pascua; in French, Paques. These words are derived from the Greek and Latin Pascha or Pasch, for Passover. Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection occurred after he went to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover (or Pesach in Hebrew), the Jewish festival commemorating the ancient Israelites’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. Pascha eventually came to mean Easter.”
Regardless of its origins, Easter is a wonderful time to prepare a wonderful feast and celebrate with family and friends. Happy Easter from all of us at Natural Merchants!