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The holidays are here and that means holiday parties are in full swing! I have a handful of house and work parties in the mix this week, so I thought I would share five things that help me get party-ready!
1. Pour a Drink!
While I’m getting ready, I pour myself a drink to get into the holiday mood—I’ve recently been enjoying refreshing German Sekt to add some sparkle to my routine! Sekt is the German name for sparkling wine, like how Spain has Cava and Italy makes Prosecco. Germany’s specialty is fruity and effervescent Riesling Sekt, but you can find Sekt made from a bunch of grapes including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (the standard blend for Champagne and American sparkling wine). I’m currently loving this Blanc de Blancs Brut Sekt made from Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay by the Gut Hermannsberg estate in Germany’s Nahe region – It’s deliciously creamy with flavors of apricot and peach. A little bubbly is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays and sip while doing your hair or makeup. Look for a German Sekt of any variety next time you pick up a bottle!
2. Create a Holiday Party Playlist
Whether you’re the guest or the host, I love having a holiday playlist on hand that I can play throughout the month to get into the festive spirit.
3. Add Some Glitter, Prints and Fringe!
When in doubt, add some glitter, bold prints and fringe to your party look! The holidays are the perfect time to be a little *extra* so we’re here to tell you we support your boldest outfit and a colorful lip to complement your choice of wine. When I want to create a chic atmosphere to match my look, I usually pick a bottle of Rosé because the pale pink color is so high-class. Once again I head to the German aisle at the wine store, because their Pinot Noir grapes make particularly bright and delightful Rosé. My go-to is this Leitz Pinot Noir Rosé from the Rheingau region. It tastes like tart, juicy berries, and the price is just right. It’s the perfect pre-party pick-me-up!
4. Pack Extra Booze
I like to show up to my holiday party, drinks ready. The easiest way to mingle is to arrive bearing drinkable gifts. I usually bring something for the guests to share and a wine for the host to keep for later! You can’t go wrong with a bottle of German Rosé or Sekt. Trust me, the guests will quickly become your friends and the host will always invite you back!
5. Cheers to the Holiday!
Now it’s time to enjoy the party, cheers your friends and celebrate the holidays!
No matter what your holiday party is this week, grab yourself a bottle from Wines of Germany and celebrate the end of another great year! Happy Holidays! XO
If you’re wondering which German wine to take as your plus-one, check out German Wine USA’s website for more information!