Frugal Friday Tip – Have Appetizer and Wine at Home

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We often have our appetizer and cocktail or wine at home before we go out to dinner.  Put on some great music, slice some French bread and cheese.  Open a great bottle of wine.  It’s a wonderful way to relax after work, get in the mood to go out and it saves money!  Appetizers and wine can double your check at a restaurant.

Here’s an appetizer idea with the wine selection from California Wine Club.  It’s a crisp, light Chardonnay from Perry Creek Winery.  I loved it!  The taste was delicious – fresh and perfect for an appetizer course.  Chardonnay’s are also great with poultry.  Perfect for a lovely chicken salad lunch.

California Wine Club also offers a wine app for your SmartPhone!  To download the free California Wine Club pairing app:  Go to the App Store on your iPhone.  From the bottom menu, choose “Search”.  Type in California Wine Club and touch “Search”.  You’ll see the CWC Food and Wine Pairing Wheel.  Touch it, choose “Free” and off you go!


Once the CWC Pairing app is installed, you choose the type of food on the top menu, ie Meat, Poultry, Fish, etc.  With a simple swipe, you can see the wines recommended for different foods in that category.  For example, under Cheese, one of the items on the wheel is Brie, and one of the recommended wines is Chardonnay!  Download yours and see what fun pairings you can find!

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Disclosure: All opinions included in this post are my own, unless otherwise stated. In accordance with FTC guidelines, I am disclosing a material connection because I received a California Wine Club membership to review in the hope that I would post about it.  This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.



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    Love it! This puts a whole new spin on pre-gamming it for your night out!
    Sarah @ made in usa challenge
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