Award season is here! Since you’ve spent the last year binge watching shows and streaming movies at home, you might have your own winners picked out. Of course, no matter whose name gets called, the real winner of the night will be your A-list snack spread.
It’s a glamorous night in Hollywood, so get in the spirit with some extra special snacks to watch the Golden Globes. Whether you’re going all out or simply dressing up your typical movie night popcorn, the right glass of wine can take your snacking experience to the next level.
How do you pick the right vino to go with your spread? This pairing guide has got you covered.
Roll out the red carpet with these award-winning wine pairings for our 15 favorite watch party snacks and sweet treats.
Award-Winning Snack Pairings
Black Tie Brie Bites
Viewing parties at home are black tie optional for you and your guests. Your cheese plate, however, should be dressed to impress. Pair these adorable tuxedo-clad brie wedges with a sparkling wine like Cava or Champagne, a fruity Pinot Noir, or a creamy Chardonnay.
Garlic Shrimp Cocktail
Which shrimp cocktail wore it best? The award for tastiest hors d'oeuvre goes to this garlic parmesan shrimp cocktail. Pair it with a light-bodied white wine like Sauvignon Blanc, with notes of stone fruit and a hint of fresh cut grass, or a Pinot Grigio with light citrusy notes.
Popcorn is our favorite movie theater snack, but tonight calls for something a little more glam. Chipotle popcorn with fresh cracked black pepper, ground chipotle, and smoked paprika pairs well with a fruity California Pinot Noir or a light-bodied Pinot Gris. If you prefer sweet caramel popcorn, go with a sweeter wine like off-dry Riesling or Moscato.
Caprese Skewers with a Balsamic Drizzle
These caprese skewers have all the flavor of caprese salad, but they’re much easier to eat from the couch. You can go with either a red or white wine. The key is to make sure your vino has a decent amount of acidity to balance out the tomatoes. A light-bodied Albariño, a dry rosé, or a medium-bodied Garnacha all pair well with these skewers.
Since these burgers are miniature, you can mix and match your favorite toppings. Classic beef sliders pair well with a bold red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon. For barbecue pork sliders, go with a jammy Zinfandel. Spicy buffalo chicken sliders pair well with an off-dry Riesling.
Guac Deviled Eggs
Our new favorite vehicle for guacamole has got to be deviled eggs. These creamy savory bites have a hint of spice that will keep your guests coming back for more. Enjoy guacamole deviled eggs with a light-bodied white wine like dry Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc.
These delicious crunchy ravioli pair well with an Italian red wine like Chianti or Barbera. These reds have enough acidity to cut through the cheese filling, plus they pair well with the marinara dipping sauce.
Greek Feta Dip
Looking for something on the lighter side? This Greek feta dip with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta pairs well with a light- to medium-bodied red wine like Pinot Noir or Sangiovese. You could also go with a light-bodied white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or Greek Assyrtiko.
Pear, Walnut, and Ricotta Crostini
This crostini recipe combines crunchy sliced pears and walnuts, a dollop of ricotta cheese, and a drizzle of honey. Enjoy this elegant crostini with a light-bodied white wine like Sauvignon Blanc, with notes of stone fruit and citrus, or a medium-bodied Chenin Blanc with warm notes of pear and honey.
The Crème de la Crème of Wine & Dessert
Popcorn cupcakes? Okay, these adorable cupcakes only look like popcorn – they’re made with marshmallows and your favorite kind of cake batter. If you’re all about vanilla cake, go with an off-dry Riesling or a semi-sweet sparkling wine like Prosecco. If you prefer chocolate cake, stick with a fruit-forward red wine like Shiraz or Malbec.
Pink Champagne Truffles
These delightful pink truffles are made with vanilla cake mix, homemade icing, and a sparkling wine like Champagne or Cava. When they’re baked, enjoy them with the same bubbly you used to make them, or sweet white wine like Moscato.
No dessert feels quite as luxurious as chocolate fondue. Whether you’re dipping strawberries, pretzels, or pound cake, pair your fondue with a bold red wine like Australian Shiraz or a dessert wine like port.
Sweet and crunchy, churro chips make for a wonderful evening snack. Pair these yummy cinnamon sugar chips with an off-dry Riesling.
Golden Oreo Truffles
These easy-to-make golden truffles feature Oreo cookies, cream cheese, and white chocolate. Enjoy these gooey truffles with an off-dry Riesling. You could also go with a fruit-forward red wine like Pinot Noir or oak-aged Barolo with notes of raspberry and cocoa.
Sugar Cookie Statuettes
After making all these snacks, you deserve an award. Treat yourself with these award-shaped sugar cookies and a flute of semi-sweet sparkling wine. Take a sip and take a bow.
In Vino Finito
Are you going to watch the Golden Globes? Let us know in the comments! And if you need help finding the right wine for your favorite party snack, you're always welcome to email us, and we can help.