While National Wine Day only comes once a year, it really doesn’t it doesn’t have to be a “national holiday” to have a glass of wine with friends. In fact, every day can be a reason to celebrate and drink wine, especially if you’ve got these amazing appetizer recipes at your disposal.
We all know cheeses, fruit and chocolate pair well with most wines, so if you’re looking to throw a party, these light finger foods are exactly the kind of things that’s going to make your vino taste even better.
Check out 11 delicious foods that need to be at your next wine party. If you weren’t planning on throwing one, these recipes will surely convince you to grab a big bottle of red and invite some friends over tonight.
1. Smoky Three Cheese Fondue
Gouda, gruyere and swiss cheeses combine for a warm oeey, gooey dip that you’re going to want to dunk bread, veggies and more into. Get the recipe.
2. Baked Brie With Figs & Walnuts
Figs, brie and nuts are going to pair well with the flavorful grapes in your glass. Get the recipe.
3. Roasted Fruit & Cheese Plate
Warm fruits and cheeses make for a sweet and savory light dish that will surely be a hit at a dinner party. Get the recipe.
4. Popcorn With Sesame Glazed Pistachios
Salty and easy to pop in your mouth with only one hand (the other’s holding your glass, of course). It’s pretty much the perfect snack food. Get the recipe.
5. Buttered Parmesan Crostini
Butter, garlic and cheese combine for an irresistibly flavorful snack that you’re not going to be able to eat just one of. Get the recipe.
6. Shrimp Scampi Dip
Seafood and white wines go so well together, so if you’re drinking a lighter wine, you’re going to want to give this shrimp-filled cheesy dip a try. Get the recipe.
7. Homemade Cheese Straws
These light and crispy cheese straws are great to munch on as you sip the night away. Get the recipe.
8. Baked Ham & Cheese Roll-Ups
These ham and swiss cheese roll-ups have a poppy seed glaze that make these snacks the perfect adult treat to go along with those adult beverages. Get the recipe.
9. Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds
This sweet and salty mixture is going to really bring out the bold flavors in your wine. Get the recipe.
10. Fig & Prosciutto Pizza
A slice of this unique pizza has all of the makings for the perfect wine accompaniment: fruit, meat and cheese. Because it doesn’t get much better than fancy pizza and fancy wine, you know? Get the recipe.
11. Dark Chocolate Bark Bites
These bite-sized chocolates can come with a variety of fruit and nut toppings so that you can have the best possible combination for your wine of choice. Get the recipe.
You’ve got all of the makings for one incredible wine party. Now, just to find a reason to celebrate… oh, wait who needs one?