I recently was invited to try out some of The Seeker's wines and throw a fabulous party centered around wine. I have lots of fun coming up with wine-centric entertainment ideas- who can resist a fun excuse to try new wine?
The Seeker is globally conscious, dedicated to leaving a small carbon footprint. They use lightweight glass, recycled and recyclable, locally-sourced packaging materials wherever possible and their winemakers are committed to sustainable practices in the vineyard and winery. Seeking quality, distinction, and value is an ever-changing adventure -- just like throwing fun, delicious, and entertaining girl's nights!
When finding a theme for a wine party, it's important to consider your guests. For this tasting, I wanted to have something light, fun, and delicious for girlfriends-- and picked my favorite treat-- Macarons!
Macarons are light, fluffy cookies made from almond flour and feature a creamy filling in the middle- anything from buttercream to jams. They can be super-sweet to lightly flavored- and come in just about any flavor you can think of (fruit and nut being the most popular.) I thought it would be fun to enjoy a party where we focused on flavors of the wine compared to the macarons- where we'd note how the wine responds to different flavors of fruit, nut, and creamy sugar.
I decided to pair The Seeker's Riesling and Malbec with raspberry, lemon, pistachio, orange, vanilla and hazelnut macarons to give us a great variety and enough flavors to really compare which we liked best with the wines.
I grabbed some spectacular gold-dotted glasses and a pretty gold tray, and topped everyone's glass with a different macaron as a wine charm. These were so cute and delicious- and a really unique (and practical!!) solution to making fun wine charms. I simply cut a small part of the macaron (gently- too much pressure and the entire cookie will crack and split) and slid the glass into it. They stayed put through drinking fabulously- and then after the wine was gone, we got to nibble the cookies!
As your guests taste the macarons, have them note which colors pair best with the different wines. Do they like fruit or nut variations with red and white? Does the taste of lemon pull out notes of citrus in the Riesling? Or does the sweetness and creamy filling cut the tannic flavors of the malbec?
As you sip and taste more, you'll find more pairings you love! (And you'll find some you don't, that is part of the fun in finding your unique style). Encourage guests to try all of the different combinations they can and seek out their own style. For The Seeker, it's all about the journey. Simply glance at the labels and you'll see; the mid-19th century flying machines embody an era of wonder and mystery, of explorers out to conquer the known world... and beyond. The Seeker speaks to the unknown, the unknowable, and the thrill of discovery. Cheers!
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This post was sponsored on behalf of The Seeker Wines via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.