Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tapeña Wine Party - So much fun!!

We had our Tapeña Wine party last night, May 7th at it was so much fun. You just can't go wrong with great friends and great wine! I worked all morning preparing all sorts of spanish tapas. I ordered serrano ham, cured chorizo, and spanish paprika from La Tienda and prepared several of the recipes from the cookbook that Tapeña provided. All of them turned out to be great. I have several spanish tapas cookbooks but this one will get the most use going forward.  They usually have so many ingredients that you can't find in the States but this cookbook was easier. We had empanadillas, fried bread and chorizo, serrano and manchego, patas with roasted garlic dip, dry-cured chorizo, roasted red pepper dip, paprika spiced almonds, and roasted asparagus.
None of our guests had heard of Tapeña wines before and we were all pleasantly suprized by the great taste and the great price! My husband even made sangria using the Garanacha wine and pulled out the porron for the Tempranillo. Lots of fun!! Everyone loved the goodie bags filled with the magnets, wine charms, rebate, spanish clementines, and herbs.

Preparing Tapas

Lots of Party Supplies

Tapeña Wine Proudly Displayed

A Couple of Young Guests

The Sangria

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