Need another reason to celebrate and drink wine with your friends and family? What if we told you should try these really scrumptious foods that also happen to be the perfect pairings for wines?
Now you have a reason!
We all know cheeses, chocolates and fruits are favorite ingredients for tasting rooms in wineries and vineyards around the world. So we’ll stick to delicious food ideas that comprise of these to make your vino taste heavenly.
1. Baked Brie Walnuts & Figs
Cheese, fruit and nuts—this dish has it all! You can find brie at most local grocery stores. For wine lovers, brie is essentially a rock star pairing, as it is categorized as a cow’s milk cheese, perfect with sweet wines such as Chardonnay or Pinot Noir.
Get the recipe here.
2. Popcorn with Glazed Pistachios
Have a movie night planned for the weekend? This salty, nutty popcorn is not only an iteration of the perfect movie snack, but also a great food to pop into your mouth as you sip some wine on the side.
Here’s the recipe.
3. Cheesy Shrimp-filled Dip
When you planned on opening your favorite bottle of white wine at your party, bring out the seafood. This gooey, shrimp and cheese-based dip will work perfectly with the light flavor of a white wine.
Learn how to make it here.
4. Dark Chocolate Bites
For those of you who love a bit of coco with their wine, we haven’t forgotten about you! These sweet treats are fairly simple to prepare: form your dark chocolate into bite sized piece, and top these with your choice of nuts and fruits. Bottoms up and carpe cocoa!
Here’s how you make these.
5. Smoky Triple Cheese Fondue
Throwing a wine and cheese party? This warm mix of Gouda, Swiss and gruyere cheeses is just what you want in the center of platter filled with breads, veggies and other things you want your guests to dunk in cheese as they make wine-talk.
Whip it up with this recipe.
6. Prosciutto & Fig Pizza
One slice of this fancy pizza has all you need in the ideal wine accompaniment: cheese, meat and fruit. Who wouldn’t say yes to wine party with unique pizzas? Not us!
Find the recipe here.
7. Roasted Fruit with Cheese
If you want a mix of subtly-sweet fruits with cheeses that complete these and the wines you’ll be having with them, this light, savory dish is just the thing to make. Trust us, none of your party guests will want to leave the table without a taste of this yummy mix with their wine!
Get cookin’ with this recipe.
Reading this got you in the mood for wine tastings? Why not learn the art of this party at one of the cozy wine tasting rooms in the Santa Ynez wine country, before you throw a tasting yourself?
Book a wine tasting tour with us today!