It's officially Spring and Easter is almost here! If you're hosting this year, I've put together inspiration for your table design and chose some Folino Estate wines to go perfectly with your dinner. 

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I love the idea of a no fuss tablescape since you're more than likely spending the majority of the time cooking. I used preserved moss and pretty dusty blue candlesticks as the main centerpiece. Then I just threw in some flowers and metallic eggs to add details of Spring. Each place setting has little grapevine nests as a cute little touch for your guests. Blooming branches and pussy willow add impact with ease. 

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One of my picks for your Easter table this year is one of our newest releases, our Chardonnay Barrel Reserve. It pairs perfectly with gamey fish, thanks to its earthy, heavy oak and mineral flavors. 

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A red option to pair with Easter ham is our award winning Chambourcin. It partners well with the sweet glaze and smokiness of the ham by balancing the contrasting flavors.

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If you're looking for a white wine to pair with ham, Riesling is my pick.  With its crisp acidity, it matches perfectly with the salty sweet flavors. It also goes great with carrot cake for dessert! 

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If you're a guest this year, your host will always appreciate a great bottle of wine. Luca Forte is a unique white blend that pairs well with pretty much any dish your host will be serving. Bonus points for bringing it in a pretty basket! 

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It's always a great idea to put out an appetizer for your guests to enjoy while you're putting the finishing touches on dinner. Something easy that makes a statement is my go to antipasti board. I featured Spring inspired items like fresh asparagus and radishes as well as a carrot hummus for dipping. Blueberry goat cheese and a salty pecorino are perfect contrasting cheeses, one being soft and sweet and one being salty and hard.

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A fun addition to your gathering is a featured cocktail. I used our Frizzante Moscato to make a Carrot Mimosa your guests will love! Mix a few together on your appetizer table or open some bottles and leave the juice for guests to make there own. To make, all that's needed is a bottle of our Frizzante Moscato, carrot juice (we used a blend of carrot and orange) and if you'd like to use a garnish, the tops of fresh carrots or parsley. Combine both directly into a champagne glass, starting with the Frizzante Moscato and topping off with the juice. Cheers!

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Enjoy and Happy Easter!

- Andrea Folino