Who needs a fancy sommelier to offer you some stuffy food and wine pairings? This summer, effortlessly bring wine country right to your family and friends with your very own backyard wine festival. Take center stage at this party with a charcuterie board centerpiece – a full course meal of food and wine combinations that will leave your guests feeling as if they’ve spent a day in the vineyards. Watch the video below to learn how to make your own, brought to you by Evite in partnership with Francis Coppola Diamond Collection.
Start the afternoon off with a delicious mix of cheeses, meats, crackers and dried fruits. Combinations like bleu cheese, prosciutto, figs and honey are the perfect beginning to a beautiful evening featuring good food, good wine and even better company. Pair the appetizer portion of the charcuterie with a crisp white wine. We recommend Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Grigio. It’s a remarkably bright wine with flavors of pear, green apple and grapefruit.
As the sun begins to set, continue down the table to a dinner that features a heartier spread – flatbread, homemade caprese sliders, fresh bruschetta and roasted artichoke. Provide both a classic white and red wine for your guests. We suggest Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Chardonnay and Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Claret. The Chardonnay is beautifully balanced with a sweet finish while the Claret is layered with flavors of blackberry and roasted espresso.
End the evening on a sweet note by finishing with the dessert charcuterie board. With a delightful mix of berries, dark chocolate, truffles and roasted brie cheese, this portion of the centerpiece will definitely leave your guests happy. Enjoy with the perfect glass of red. You won’t find a better one than in the Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Noir. Lushly textured, this wine will have your guests asking, “are we doing this again next year?”
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