'Tis the Season for the Perfect Party

| Posted by Heather for Sutter Home

It’s party season! The invitations have been sent, you’ve picked out the perfect cocktail dress, the mistletoe is up, and the only thing left to plan is the perfect food and wine menu for your guests. Holiday entertaining is all about lots of food, wine and fun! For the perfect evening, skip the three-course dinner and serve finger foods, small bites, dips and spreads. Ask your friends to bring an extra bottle of Sutter Home wine, and you have all you need! 

We’ve compiled some food and wine pairings that are perfect for the holiday season. To keep your party simple and social, these savory small plates can be enjoyed in one to two bites. Most of the recipes listed below can be prepared before your party, making it that much easier to entertain flawlessly. This way you can spend more time with your guests instead of in the kitchen!  

Light Appetizers

Start the night off by serving your guests Sutter Home Sauvignon Blanc and something light and easy to go with it. Everyone loves the traditional cheese plate—just make sure to add some, crackers, dried fruit and honey to compliment the wine! To bring some festive colors to your platter, make these Caprese salad bites that are guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. Don’t forget to make a tasty hummus to pair with your favorite veggies and chips!

Bite-Sized Main Dishes

After your guests devour your tasty appetizers, bring them out these bite-sized main dishes to keep the party going. These are best served with our Cabernet Sauvignon, so get ready to open another bottle! These shrimp skewers are the perfect dish for your guests to enjoy without interrupting the flow of the party.  Bring out some stuffed baby portabella mushrooms for all the vegetarians in the room. And last but not least, make sure to bring out extra napkins for these delicious garlic honey chicken wings.

Delicate Desserts

To wrap up this perfect menu, finish off the night with Sutter Home’s delicious Sweet White and desserts to die for. We love chocolate, so these brownie bites are a must. Mini fruit tarts balance perfectly with our Sweet White. And to top off the night these tiny red velvet cupcakes will have everyone begging for more. 

When it comes time for your actual party, remember what occasions like these are all about: sharing time with the ones we love. That’s why we’ve created a menu that allows you to be out of the kitchen and in the party with all of your friends and family. 

Open a bottle of your favorite Sutter Home wine, pour a glass for all your friends, and cheers to making new memories. Enjoy! 

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