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What wine would you pair with a Virginia ham?

Asked by aprilsimnel (30749points) April 1st, 2010

I’m going to a friend’s Easter dinner on Sunday, and the meat course is a traditional Virginia baked ham.

Previously, where I went for Easter every year alcohol was not allowed.

What wine tastes best with ham?

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

A white zinfandel, a reisling, or a blush would seem good choices to me. A svenska red might also work. I spelled reisling wrong I think.
It’s riesling.

marinelife's avatar

Red – Pinot Noir White – Gewurztraminer


stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

A white Rhine wine or a light red. Is this the very salty smoked ham or a sugar cure? Thw whites would be better for the saltier ones. Gewurstraminer Reisling or the like, Alsatian whites, etc.

SundayKittens's avatar

Boone’s Farm.

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filmfann's avatar

The rule would be white, but I prefer the red. I would go with a Sangiovesie

janbb's avatar

A dry sparkling white like Asti Spumante; not too sweet to counter the sweetness of the ham.

partyparty's avatar

I would recommend Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape. It is a lovely wine, and would be perfect with ham.

Pretty_Lilly's avatar

Mad Dog 20/20

aprilsimnel's avatar

And it’s a New York vintner, too! Bonus! @tim,-Pretty_Lilly-drewen I went to look that up, and this was the first hit. Bwahahahaha!

ItsAHabit's avatar

I would recommend a dry rose, Sauvignon Blanc, or Vinho Verde.

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