A few of us friends got together a couple of weekends ago and threw together a last-minute wine pairing party. We had celebrated my birthday the previous night and it was one of those days where it felt right to stay in, relax, snack, and have a glass of wine!
If you’ve ever been to a wine pairing event or social, you know that it’s typical to taste multiple wines with food samples. For this one we did things a tad bit differently and actually stuck to one type of wine and based our food around that. It sounds odd, but if you’re one to host parties, trust me when I say this is great to do when you’re throwing things together last-minute. It’s affordable, easy, and allows more creativity for food!
As for that one wine, we stuck to VOVETI Prosecco – a brut style DOC with tempered acidity and a fresh, graceful profile. If you know me, you know I’m a BIG fan of dry and bubbly. So of course, I loved this one! You can grab a big bottle to share, otherwise the mini bottles are perfect for one glass. If you’re interested in trying VOVETI Prosecco, you can find the nearest location to purchase it here on their website.
As for food, we made a big platter of fruit and a whole lot of cheese! I researched what types of cheese work with prosecco and found that light and smoother cheeses work best. I decided to go with brie, gouda, gruyere, and manchego, then added grapes and pear for fruit. All cheeses worked great – the manchego and gouda have a nutty flavor too which paired great with the prosecco.
Out of everything we had on the platter, my favorite to pair with the wine was by far the pear. VOVETI Prosecco has hints of pear, green apple, melon and ripe peach, so naturally the fruit gave it some extra flavor. I read that seafood, light pasta and white asparagus is great to pair with prosecco too, so that’ll definitely be on the menu to try next time!
This prosecco is so easy to drink as an aperitif or cocktail, and perfect to share with friends for moments like this. We placed the platter on my friend’s coffee table and lounged around for a few hours, hanging out and watching movies. If you didn’t see my last post, my friend just bought a house in Marquette and it was a great weekend spent helping her get settled in!
Photography by: Emma Tembreull
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