Saturday, December 12, 2015

An Assortment of Appetizers with a California Champagne for #WinePW

This past Saturday we hosted Frank's work party.  We started the party with an appetizer buffet and drinks.

What goes better with an assortment of appetizers than a nice bottle of bubbly?  Nothing that I can think of so it was a perfect opportunity to join in with this month's Wine Pairing Weekend.  To help us celebrate the holidays, Cindy of Grape Experiences invited us to join her in sharing Sparkling Wine and Festive Dishes.

I offered up a Korbel California Champagne.  Korbel is a dry sparkling wine that is reasonably priced and goes well with a variety of appetizers.  I offered up a Savory Pesto Cheesecake, some smoked salmon, a Jalapeno Cheese Dip, assorted olives, Cocktail Onions, cheese, sausage, fruit and crackers.

We poured some Champagne, made some cocktails and had people help themselves.  I helped myself to a glass of bubbly and some of the Savory Cheesecake on crackers.  It was a great start to a wonderful evening.

Here are the other Sparkling Wine and Festive Dishes served up this month.

Culinary Adventures with Camilla  will be “Celebrating with Lemon-Poached Scallops with Caviar Limes and Champagne”

A Day in the Life on the Farm is excited to share “An Assortment of Appetizers with a California Champagne”

Curious Cuisiniere  has paired “Italian Panettone and Sparkling Wine”

Confessions of a Culinary Diva is preparing to have “Champagne & Caviar Dreams”

Pull That Cork  is “Celebrating In Style with Giulio Ferrari for #winePW”

ENOFYLZ Wine Blog is planning “A 3-Course Sparkling Wine Dinner with Iron Horse Classic Vintage Brut”

Grape Experiences (that’s me!) is excited for the holidays with “Le Medaillon Brut NV and Normandy Fondue”

Dracaena Wines is ready to talk about “Why We Love Sparkling (And You Should, Too!)”

WinePassItaly will be enjoying “Asti Spumante with Hazelnut and Torrone Semifreddo for #WinePW”

FoodWineClick is preparing “Easy Holiday Appetizers & a Sparkler from South Africa”

Cooking Chat Food is planning “Kale Pesto Crostini Wine Pairing That Sparkles”


  1. You're so right! Bubbly is perfect for an assortment of foods since it goes with practically anything.

  2. I love those Champagne Flutes - they are so adorable! What beautiful and festive array of food!

    1. Thanks Christy, they were a gift from Frank's Mom. I love them too.

  3. Champagne really is the perfect wine to serve with appetizers. It is so versatile that it can go with everything you have on the table. Great decision. And pesto cheesecake sounds great!

  4. I love this! I can't think of a better wine than Champagne to serve with these yummy appetizers! Cheers~

  5. Sounds like a delicious beginning to a fun evening. So nice to share with your friends!

  6. Bubbly is always a festive way to "turn it up" Wendy. I think Korbel is the only California producer that is allowed to use the word "Champagne" with their wines. Cheers!

    1. I was surprised when it was labeled Champagne Martin. I have been too busy with Mom to be able to research as to why.

  7. Bubbly is always a festive way to "turn it up" Wendy. I think Korbel is the only California producer that is allowed to use the word "Champagne" with their wines. Cheers!


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