The 15 Best Appetizers for Wine Tasting Party
Sure, a glass of wine is good on its own, but pair it with the right food and the flavors of each will really sing. Read on to learn the best appetizer for wine tasting party.
Wine pairing: Champagne
Bubbly pairs well with just about any food, but salty snacks like these bacon-topped crostini really spring to life thanks to champagne’s acidity, which keeps taste buds refreshed and ready for more.
Wine pairing: Chardonnay
Fluffy crescent rolls and decadent crab meat are a surefire crowd-pleaser when paired with a buttery, creamy-textured Chardonnay.
Wine pairing: Pinot Grigio
A light, citrusy snack and crisp Pinot Grigio go hand in hand to delicately dance atop taste buds.
Zinfandel brings berries’ subtle flavors to life thanks to its sweet, fruity profile.
Light, refreshing, and citrus-forward wine will bring out the fruity flavors of mango, melon and pineapple salsa.
Wine pairing: Pinot Noir
This classic pairing will fill mouths with hearty umami and earthy flavors.
Wine pairing: Reisling
Sweet and clean Reisling paves the way for the savory flavors of swiss cheese fondue and smoked sausage. This one gets bonus points for incorporating the wine into the recipe.
Wine pairing: Malbec
Malbec’s notes of jammy berries will bring this appetizer’s raspberry flavor to center stage.
Wine pairing: Prosecco
This sparkling wine’s crisp, palate-cleansing finish will leave taste buds ready for another decadent deviled egg.
Wine pairing: Pinot Blanc
The lighter version of Pinot Noir won’t overwhelm palates when paired with a simple-yet-satisfying appetizer like sushi rolls.
Wine pairing: Chablis
Bacon tends to be a heavy-hitting ingredient, but light-bodied Chablis and apricot will keep guests hungry for more of this palate-pleasing pairing.
Sweet Moscato’s citrusy notes will bring out the orange in this dish, and the wine’s sweetness will keep the jalapenos’ heat at bay.
With a nutty flavor profile, this red is sure to highlight this appetizer’s tasty toasted pecans.
Wine pairing: Rosé
Easy-drinking Rosé goes well with just about everything, but try this dip to explore the contrast between the sweet red-white blend and the earthy flavors of hummus and beets.