The Sphinx have put together our top four best red wines to celebrate with this Easter. Red wine has become a staple part of Easter due to its religious significance and it’s important that everyone is able to join in. For wine to be paired with your fish, roast lamb or even that last chocolate Easter Egg, the Sphinx have done the hard work for you, researching; price, taste and looks, leaving you with the simple job to sit back and enjoy!

Best price: Jacob’s Creek, Shiraz NV, Australian, Red Wine, £7.99 at Waitrose

www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/jacobs-creek-shiraz-nv-australian-red-wine/453044-63816-63817

This wine has subtle tones of raspberry and blackberry creating the perfect light and refreshing beverage. The sparkling wine is ideal for new wine connoisseurs or for those who prefer a less intense drink. The price had currently been reduced from £10.75, proving to be worth its money and taste. If you fancy ordering a bottle or two click here.

Best with red meat: Thymiopoulos Xinomavro, 2014 Greece, 13.5%, £11.00 at Marks and Spencer

http://www.marksandspencer.com/thymiopoulos-xinomavro/p/p60054093?&pdpredirect

Named after its winemaker Apostolos Thymiopoulos, this wine has delightfully incorporated the delicate Greek grape to produce a lovely blackberry wine. The vibrant red is not only a perfect visual pairing with red meat, ideally a slow roasted lamb, but also works to intensify the lamb with the wines tannins and spices. For more information and to order this excellent choice click here.

Best with chocolate: Brachetto d’Acqui, Alasia 75cl, £7.50 at ND John

http://www.ndjohn.co.uk/brachetto-dacqui-alasia.html

This sweet and sparkling red wine is the ideal dessert wine especially with any form of milk chocolate. The Italian wine has mouth-watering elements of raspberry, to create a juicy and satisfying finish to the end of your meal or for any late-night chocolate endeavours! For dark chocolate try a Port-Style red wine as the notes of cinnamon work to balance the bitterness of dark chocolate in the mouth. If you are a fan of white chocolate, a Beaujolai works perfectly to intensify the light and creamy chocolate. There is more information available from this website.

Best look and a chocolate lovers wine: Chocolate Shop Wine, £7.99 at the Pip Stop

http://www.thecheeseandwineshop.co.uk/products/chocolate-shop-red-wine-75cl-12.asp

This wine is the perfect answer for Easter! If you’re a red wine fan and a chocolate lover, then your prayers have been answered!   It has the style, looks and taste and is sure to dominate any table and get your friends and family talking. While some agree it may be too pretty to open, the wine has an even better taste with lovely tones of black cherry and vanilla complementing the rich dark chocolate to make the ideal chocolate lovers drink with a mocha style finish. Add a little more finesse to your Easter weekend by clicking on the link here for more information.

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