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NYE Party Hosting Tips

It’s going to be the last party of the year! But before you pop your cork — make sure your champagne is paired with an appetizer that’ll make you look like a gourmet guru. Hop into your nearest Spec’s and pick up one of these classy pairings of sparkling wine and party trays, and forever be crowned ‘host with the most’.

Blanc de Blancs with Cheese and Nuts
Nuts, especially almonds and aged hard cheeses mesh well with the fresh and lively flavors of fruits, flowers, citrus, or herbs one finds in blanc de blancs. Pop a cork and serve with our Around the World cheese platter or our French quartet.

Medium-Bodied Dry Rosés and Pate or Charcuterie
Southern French (Rhône and Languedoc) and Spanish rosés from Rioja and Navarra, pair well with our Pâté and Cheese platter or the delictable charcuterie of our Traditional Antipasto platter.

Shrimp and a Blac de Noirs
You’ll be smitten with our chilled shrimp platter when served with a wine like Gruet Blanc de Noirs. This varietal’s layered complexity of fruit, minerals and crisp acidity are perfect with shrimp.

Deviled Eggs and Blanc de Blancs
Our Classic Deviled eggs are a huge hit at parties. With lighter tastes of mayo, mustard, and egg, we recommend serving it with the crisp and refreshing Billecart Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs.

Smoked Salmon with Cuvée, or Brut
Our Smoked Salmon platter is an irresistible match when served with the Bollinger special Cuvée or Perrier Jouet Grand Brut. As an alternative, try a pinot noir.

Brie and Prosecco
Prosecco’s coarser bubble and fruit-forwardness are companionable with our sundried tomato stuffed brie, or our seasonal berry stuffed brie. Serve this pairing and your guest’s compliments will keep rolling in well into 2017.

Spec's

Owned and operated by the same Houston family since 1962, Spec’s is a true destination shopping experience. We now operate over 150 stores all over the great state of Texas and offer a large selection of wines, spirits and finer foods.

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