Eight Great Party Ideas for Wine Lovers

New Year’s Eve Party

If you’re ringing in the New Year by hosting friends, here are some of our most popular recipes and wine pairings to kick off the evening. Any other time of year, consider this an “Appy Hour” party!

Gougères with Salmon Cream via Eat Seattle with Evergreen Riesling or Lola Chardonnay

Smoked Duck with Cherry Chutney on Crostini with Nana Bordeaux Style Red Blend

Flaky Herb and Cheese Filled Phyllo Triangles with Sauvage

Great Gatsby Party

To add some glam to a New Year’s Eve party, or any other night for that matter, take a look at our Great Gatsby inspired décor from our Prohibition party. Include a “secret password” in the invite that allows guests to gain entry at the door, play some jazz, and you are golden.

Game Day Antipasti

For a low maintenance game day spread, try Helen’s tips for setting out nibbles and bites for a celebration made easy.

Ravioli Making Party

After a sheet of pasta is laid over a ravioli tray, Helen and Jana add a spoonful of filling to each square.

Making ravioli may sound like quite the undertaking but it’s easy if you divide and conquer, and check out our tips for making ravioli.

Fondue Party

Plan a get together around a classic cheese fondue and file this under the easiest party you will ever throw.

Winter Dinner Party

Photo from Cook + Cork

If your inner cook wants more of a challenge, try this recipe for Braised Beef Short Ribs from Cook+Cork, the new cookbook from the Chef and Wine Director of Purple Café and Wine Bar Seattle.

Cook the Book

If you have a vast library of cookbooks and have wondered what all those recipes taste like, enlist your friends to bring a dish and find out. It comes together pretty easily when you start a cookbook club.

Game of Thrones Viewing Party

If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, here is a clever idea for hosting a viewing and wine tasting party.

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