Appetizers, party hats and goodie bags—you’re almost set for that party! But hey—don’t forget the wine, friend! Did you know there’s no party quite like a Paso wine party? Not to brag, but that’s probably because Paso Robles Wine Country is home to so many incredible varietals, blends and bottles to choose from. Whether you need something flirty and effervescent to kick off that special brunch or a luxurious red to cap off a crowded celebration, we’ve got you covered. Not sure where to start? Here’s our 5 Paso Wine Party must-haves, always guaranteed to kick the party vibe up a notch. Now, let the good times commence!
A one-stop shop
Hit the “easy” button: With all the stressors that go into party-planning, who has time to search high and low for just the right wine? Diversity is the name of the game when it comes to throwing an epic bash, but it can be quite a task to hit all the right notes. When you shop the diverse wines at Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery, you’ll discover a family of incredible styles all in one convenient place! Home to Bodega Sangria, San Antonio Cardinale, Highlands Forty One, Stella Rosa, Maddalena and so many more, choose from festive sparkling wines to earthy, dark reds (and every flavor in between). The winery’s esteemed collection truly offers something delicious to dazzle every palate. After all, everyone has their own taste. Give them exactly what they want!
Toast to the most: We get it: Expressing those deep-down feelings can be difficult. Not sure exactly what to say as you raise your glass for all to see? Whether you’re toasting your best friend’s wedding or breaking ground on a new adventure, Sextant’s 2012 Sparkling Brut has a way of elevating any celebration to legendary status. This inaugural release comes together after ten years of tinkering (so you know it’s better than “good”). Crafted in the méthode traditionnelle, your guests will savor elegant bubbles bursting with aromas of citrus blossom, almond and honey. Accompanied by flavors of tangy green fruits, this crisp and lively bubbly says it all (so you don’t have to). Whew!
A conversation starter
Spike the punch, the Paso way: From their artfully rebellious labels to the bold contents found inside, Anarchy Wine Co. wines are designed to get people talking. Bucking the status quo one bottle at a time, this winery is known for ice-breaking blends that stir the pot. Anarchy Wine Co.’s Furious Muse is a great example of a real party-starter from start to finish: Rich and lush with flavors of strawberry, currants and spice, this fierce cabernet sauvignon/syrah offering displays formidable tannins, yet is softened by a long, velvet finish and notes of toasted, creamy-oak. Light a few candles, turn up the jams and pop the cork on this sexy beast—trust us: your guests will be slow dancing in no time.
A great grenache
Join the popular crowd: So you want to buy a case and forget about it. Here’s the perfect offering, sure to be a hit among each of your party cliques. Sitting pretty on the lighter side of red, grenache is popular among pretty much everyone. Why do so many people go gaga over grenache? Medium-to full-bodied but bright in color, this drinkable varietal is packed with aromas of orange rind, raspberry, plum and tobacco. Your typical grenache also boasts balanced tannins, medium acidity and plush berry flavors, making it a truly crowd-pleasing choice. With its well-balanced charm, Four Lanterns 2017 Jacinth Grenache is a fabulous (and no fuss) selection for your next soiree. Why scratch your head over which case to get when you can serve up a total no-brainer? Done and done.
A winning white
Blinded by the white: White wines don’t always get the love they deserve at parties—but we are here to demand that this disparity ends now! Paso Robles Rhone whites are luscious, memorable and oh-so-elegant, so you better hoof it over to Crazy Woman Cellars before this superstar offering runs out. We’re talking about the winery’s viognier, a terrific twist-top favorite that goes down a little too easily! Be sure to tell your guests that the grapes for this delicious white are sourced from Caliza Vineyards, one of the most highly respected vineyards in Paso Robles’ Willow Creek District. With whispers of banana, pear and vanilla followed by nutmeg and clove and a crisp finish, you’ll be converted to the lighter side of life. Welcome to the sunny side!
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This blog is written by flavor fiend Hayley Cain. Follow her @flavorslo on Instagram or at astoldbyhayley.com.
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