It’s no secret that I love to throw a party. This time of year I love it even more so. Just a moment to take a break with friends and family to laugh, eat, drink and just spend a few moments together.
My favorite time of day to throw a little get together is what I call “Tapas time” (2pm). This is the time of day where everyone is in need of a little pick me up and what better than a few snacks, some tea and maybe just maybe a little bubbly.
I like to serve Freixenet’s (pronounced fresh-eh-net) Cordon Negro Brut and Cordon Sweet Cuvee because they are not a lot of versatile sparkling wines out there. Also, the Black Bottle Bubbly is the #1 imported sparkling wine in the world. With a price point around $12, it’s the perfect bottle to serve during a get together.
The Freixenet winery is located just outside Barcelona and has been own by the Ferrer family for 4 generations! So basically, they know what they’re doing.
So let’s talk food! Remember to be prepared, what may start off as “Tapas Time” may turn into an early dinner. With that said, keep it easy! You already have so much to do around this time of year make sure you don’t go crazy with complicated recipes.
Keep it festive! Cut the little tea sandwiches into festive shapes.
Cucumber Sandwiches – Thinly sliced cucumbers, onion and chive cream cheese.
Egg Salad – Hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, and chives.
Salami Cheese and Mustard – Salami, provolone, and dijon mustard.
Keep these light and easy to eat.
Cheese, Crackers, Fruit
Olive Tapenade w/ crostinis
No need to go crazy. Berries and cream with a few Christmas cookies are perfect.
Cookies, berries and cream
Freixenet wines are available at many grocery stores such as Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Publix. Don’t forget to head over to http://www.findthebubbles.com and enter to win one of the Mini Coopers that Freixenet is giving away!!!
Who says the holidays are the only time for bubbles? Make it your resolution to sparkle 365 days of the year with Freixenet cavas. Our sparkling wines come in a variety of different styles to suit any moment or mood. Cordon Negro Brut, our classic Black Bottle Bubbly, is great as an aperitif before a night out on the town or at home with takeout pizza. Our brand new Cordon Negro Sweet Cuvee is the perfect match for brunch favorites like pancakes and eggs benedict. Visit FreixenetUSA.com for more information about where to buy Freixenet sparkling wines and learn how you could win a 2-year lease on a new 2013 MINI Cooper.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Freixenet. The opinions and text are all mine.