It’s a bit chilly outside, but believe it or not, spring is almost here! If you live in a climate that hasn’t quite gotten the memo yet, you can still celebrate in spring style with these great springtime wine ideas:
Spruce Up Your Surroundings
Nothing will get you in the mood for spring and the warm weather to come like a quick update to your home. Fresh vegetable or flower arrangements will spiff up any old kitchen or dining room table. Switch out your dinnerware and other decorative touches from deep wintery reds and browns to crisp whites, blues, greens or yellows. The key is to create an inviting and comfortable atmosphere for you and your guests.
Cellar for the Season
Stock your cellar with a refreshing selection of season-worthy wines. With so many tempting varietals of artisan wines to choose from, the easiest way to have a great selection on-hand is with the Artisan Collection™ Wine Club. Choose a 2-bottle or 4-bottle membership of reds, whites, or a mix of both.
Dish Up Something Light
Springtime is the right time to keep foods light, green and simple. For appetizers, think sliced cucumbers with cured salmon or goat cheese. Slices of crisp, tart Granny Smith apples served with wedges of Brie cheese and crackers is a quick, simple appetizer for a party or Wine Tasting. For a seasonally-inspired main dish and wine recommendations, see this recipe for Chicken, Lemon & White Wine Pasta.
Keep Entertaining Simple
For the easiest entertaining idea of all, contact your Wine Consultant and learn how you can entertain your friends with your very own Wine Tasting event. All you’ll need are a few simple cheeses, fruit, crackers or bread for pairing with the wines.
Your Wine Consultant will guide you and your guests through the Wine Tasting. Your Tasting Sampler will include 5 bottles of exclusive artisan wines, plus a bottle for you to enjoy during the party (or for when the guests have left!). Click here for more info on the current Host Special.