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I love nothing more than entertaining and having our friends and family over. My favorite type of party to have is a low-key wine tasting party, complete with yummy appetizers of course! It’s so fun to get together, relax, sip on different kinds of wine, and eat delicious food. I’m a big fan of white wine, and for this wine tasting party in particular I picked up two different kinds of Chardonnay by Notable wines. Notable is the first and only wine that highlights the wine profile on the front of the bottle which makes selecting wines much easier. These wines recently launched in March of this year, and they available in stores now. Just in time for National Chardonnay Day on May 21!
We served both Australian Chardonnay which has notes of citrus, melon, and peach as well as the California Chardonnay which has notes of butter, oak, and vanilla. I loved serving two very different kinds of Chardonnay so that we were able to compare and contrast the two, and then determine which one we liked the best. They were both really refreshing, and perfect if you’re a white wine drinker. At the party I also served one of my favorite appetizers to make which I first had when my friend Courtney brought it over for our blogger Christmas party last year. The recipe for caprese bites is really simple, is full of fresh ingredients, and it pairs really well with both of these wines.
1 pint of grape tomatoes
1 package of fresh basil, chopped
1 package of mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes
Balsamic glaze for the drizzle (I used a store bought glaze, and you can use as much as you like)
- Rinse the tomatoes, chop the basil into small pieces, and cut the mozzarella cheese into cubes.
- Take a toothpick and add 1 grape tomato, 1 piece of basil, and 1 mozzarella cube. Place on a serving dish.
- Once the dish is full just drizzle the balsamic glaze over all of the skewers. You can use as little or as much as you like.