Friends, family and the holidays -- what better excuse to have a cocktail party complete with finger-food and great tasting wine. It's simple! Just set out a variety of great tasting fruity reds and whites, like Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel or Shiraz (Syrah), and have your guests serve themselves. All you need are some all-purpose wine glasses and a few corkscrews. This method saves on hiring a bartender and makes for a more casual, comfortable atmosphere. For a real eye-opener, try these classic combinations.
Classic holiday party food and wine suggestions
Spicy nut mix
Antipasto platter with smoked meats, olives and aged, hard cheeses
Smoked trout on toast points with crÃ¯Â¿Â½me fraiche
Prosciutto and melon