Buy wine online for Easter weekend

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There's still time to buy wine online for Easter weekend, with most orders dispatched within 3-5 working days - but what should you order?

If you're having lamb, a good red wine is the obvious choice, and a Burgundy, Tempranillo or Malbec should do the trick.

Lamb has quite a strong flavour when it's cooked well, so you want a gutsy wine with a big finish, but not so big that it overpowers the taste of the meat.

Chicken, on the other hand, is a white meat - and that means you want a white wine to go with it.

Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are both ever-popular options here, and again, look for a well-rounded wine with plenty of flavour to help enhance the natural and delicate taste of the chicken.

Finally, it wouldn't be Easter without some chocolate, so if you want to buy wine online to pair with an Easter egg as a gift, it depends on what type of chocolate you've bought.

Rich dark chocolate tends to go well with rich red wines; white chocolate matches with white wine, but it also goes especially well with rose wines, and particularly sparkling rose.