A brand new year is here, which means you have plenty of time to plan out some special occasions for entertaining at home—bringing your friends, family and loved ones together with impeccable pairings of wines and recipes that work in perfect harmony. For over 150 years, Ferrer Family Wines have been making delicious varietals in their native Spain, which pair perfectly with a diverse assortment of dishes. Whether you are planning a romantic evening in with the one you love, a night swapping stories over bites and bubbles with the girls, or a last minute dinner party with your parents, we’ve got the perfect selections of Ferrer Family Wines and recipe pairings for you to make it a night your guests won’t forget.
Make Your Next ‘Date Night In’ Extra Special
Finding the time to have a romantic date with your significant other can be difficult, but planning the perfect menu doesn’t have to be a dilemma. Pop in to the butcher on your way home to pick up steaks, and then pair them with the powerful red Garnacha and Cariñena blend Mas de Subirà from DOQ Priorat in Spain. The round and balanced flavors of the wine stand up to a hearty rib eye along with slow roasted fennel and steamed broccolini, or the caramelized notes of a sweet onion marinated skirt steak alongside skillet roasted fingerling potatoes with parsley and lemon. Any way you sear it, a homemade steak dinner and a special bottle of red wine are sure to impress.
Plan a Ladies Night With Bubbles and Oh-So Tasty Apps
It’s your turn to host your besties for a “Ladies Night” and you know your friends will love the festive combo of bubbles and apps. Pour the elegant Freixenet Casa Sala Cava with hints of compote and ripe stone fruits while the girls nosh on peach and ricotta crostini’s drizzled with a little honey. For a warm and slightly more substantial selection, wow them with a butternut squash tart topped with fried sage or the moreish, sweet and salty figs with bacon and chile. Pop on your favorite playlist and cheers to a night in filled with laughter, and tasty bites.
Impress Your Fam With a Delicious Seafood Dinner
Last minute dinner with your family, and need a dish that’s sure to make the folks proud? Fresh seafood is easy to prepare and is a perfect match for the crisp and complex Vionta Albariño from the DO Rías Baixas in Spain. Pan-roast salmon and serve with a refreshing fennel salad, or stir up an impressive pasta dish that combines garganelli with delicately flavored crab and punchy broccolini. Mom and Dad will be blown away by your skills in the kitchen, and your choice of expertly chosen wine.
Feed a Crowd With a Delicious Sunday Supper
When it comes time to invite a few friends over for a hearty dinner on the weekend, prepping something comforting and delicious is a sure-fire winner. The bold and elegant Valdubón Reserva’s Tempranillo grapes from DO Ribera del Duero in Spain pair perfectly with the rich flavors of lamb. Braise some fall-off the bone lamb shanks with pomegranate and walnuts served over creamy polenta, or sear up lamb chops “scottadito” style for guests to eat with their hands. There’s nothing better than having your table surrounded by your nearest and dearest, enjoying a mouth-watering feast while you toast to the week ahead.
Get ready to set the table, plate up your delicious culinary creations, and pour wine for your special guests—just remember to please enjoy responsibly.