what to serve
Planning a successful cocktail party requires flexibility, as some guests may prefer to sip wine. A good-quality sparkling wine fits in perfectly with the cocktail party’s glamour and sense of occasion. From Spain’s Catalonia region, cava delivers on value, flavour and food-pairing versatility. Try Segura Viudas Brut Reserve (LCBO
Rosé wines are another good option to have on hand. With a range of sweetness and a palate brimming with red fruit flavours, rosés are lovely to sip, attractive in the glass and sensational with finger-foods. Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou AOC
(LCBO 12641, $15.60) has medium sweetness and juicy strawberry and citrus flavours, while Ontario’s Cave Spring Dry Rosé VQA (LCBO
295006, $15.95) is extra-dry with a vibrant texture.