4 Appetisers to Pair with Your Wine Night

15th January 2021

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If you’re looking for the best way to host a party for you and your friends, you can never go wrong with a night in with wine!

Everyone loves the chance to “wine-down” with their friends and catch up over a nice glass of bubbly, but as the host, you need to make sure that you are ready with the proper grazing plates and nibbles to keep everyone satisfied all night long.

When it comes to wine nights, you don’t have to overcomplicate it when it comes to your food selection. After all, the attention should be on the tipples you have picked!

If you are excited about your selection of wines but are struggling to find the proper food pairings, we have got you covered! Below are some of the best and easiest appetisers and small plates to prepare and pair with your drinks — so, let’s get started!

Olive Oil and Bread
A simple and classy appetizer that will please everyone’s appetite is a selection of olive oils and bread to try.

This will really add a level of elegance to your evening and is relatively inexpensive to throw together.

You can do a simple search online to find some olive oil concoctions and mix them up in no time, usually with ingredients you already have on hand!

If you are wanting to be extra cautious with the ingredients you are using, you can try out a polyphenol rich olive oil that would be healthier for you and your guests.

Cheese and Cracker Board
Another easy and tasty treat that goes perfectly with wine night is a cheese and cracker board. These boards are both delicious and aesthetically pleasing, making them another classy addition to your evening.

You can get creative with which cheeses and crackers you choose to use — brie, Stilton, Camembert, smoked cheddar, and feta are all amazing for your cheeses. For your crackers, get some rosemary flatbreads, rice cakes, sesame thins, and any other savoury biscuits you like!

If you want to take this to the next level, you can do some extra research to see which cheeses are traditionally served with the wines you are serving. Trust us, everyone is going to love this!

If you are looking to get a little extra fancy in the preparation phase, fondue may be the best choice for you.

Popularised in the 80s, fondues are great for a social night and will keep everyone full and happy as the party progresses. Start with a cheesy fondue with some bread, crackers, and veggies to dip, and then switch over to a chocolate fondue to close out the evening and you will have the whole party covered!

Pasta Dish
All of the options listed above are good for a grab-and-go style evening where your guests can eat at their leisure. If you are looking for something geared toward a sit-down dinner, pasta dishes are the clear answer.

Pasta pairs wonderfully with wine and is easy to prepare for a large group. You can even take it to the next level and add some protein like fish or chicken to make it a filling and tasty main course.
Depending on the type of party you are planning on throwing, you may even be able to pick a couple of these options and give your guest the chance to choose from some of these great foods.

Bottom Line
You can never go wrong with a wine night, but you should always make sure to have enough food to keep your guests filled and satisfied. Try out a couple of these ideas and see just how easy it can be to throw a wine night to remember!

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