Holiday Party Finger Foods
Throwing a holiday party? Serve fun hors d'oeuvre that your guests will remember because you put them together with your bare hands. Seriously — homemade finger foods can totally make your party. That and awesome wine, of course. We've got both covered in this roundup of our favorite hors d'oeuvre recipes. All you have to do is track down the ingredients, tie on a festive apron, and get cooking!
In our easy-bake version of shrimp cocktail, you broil the shrimp, shell-on, removing them from the oven just when they start to turn pink, then quickly chill them to stop the cooking process. This allows for a meatier, more true shrimp taste in lieu of a watered-down, boiled version. It's absolutely perfect with the 2017 AB Valley Wines Alvarinho Minho.
This variation on chicken wings isn't sopping in sauce and therefore not nearly as messy to eat—perfect as a finger food for your holiday party. The secret is the Old Bay (shhhh). The seasoning on these wings and the blue cheese will pair nicely with a big, bold red like the 2016 Explorador Portugal Red Blend.
Who doesn't love bruschetta? It's even better when you make them yourself. Once you have all the ingredients, throwing them together is easy and makes for the perfect party bite. Serve this with a bracing 2017 Neptune's Trident Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC.