Pairing PartyWine PartyOne fun way to create a pairing party is to compare a style of music across the years and see how it mixes and matches with various wine choices. Classic standards and memorable vocalists create a festive mood and create an upbeat backdrop for any gathering. For a twist, try pairing classic favorites like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett with Michael Bubl√® and Harry Connick Jr., who represent the current generation of vocalists that can swing. For this gathering, serve some classic cocktail snacks like mixed nuts, olives, and perhaps a selection of cheese and crackers consistent with the mood. Add some candles and stylish cocktail napkins for effect, and you’re ready to go. Whether red or white, bold and confident wine choices pair well with this music. See which combination you and your guests prefer between the wines and the music, and let us know your results by visiting our blog page.

Wines: J. Lohr Cabernet (Red); Rodney Strong Cabernet (Reb); Conundrum White Table Wine (White); Grgich Hills Chardonnay (White)

Music: Frank Sinatra – The Very Best of Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett – All Time Greatest Hits vs. Michael Buble – It’s Time or Harry Connick Jr. – When Harry Met Sally soundtrack