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alternative to wine for wine and cheese party.

Posted by candays (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 29, 02 at 20:11

I have an idea of what I want to serve at my housewarming party in August, but a few people will be attending that do not drink alcohol for religious reasons. Is there an alternative to wine that I can serve them that will go with cheese?

Thank you,
Candice


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RE: alternative to wine for wine and cheese party.

I do not drink any wine, for religious reasons, and I enjoy Martinelli's Sparkling Ciders. Which I enjoy, in place of alcohol, for occasions where I would normally drink wine, like cheese and crackers. They have apple, apple-cranberry, apple-raspberry, apple-grape. I prefer Martinelli's's to other brands because it does not taste like alcohol, and some do, even though they do not contain alcohol. You should be able to find it at your local grocery store. Costco also carries it. Bellow is also a link to their website. You can order it online and they also have a "store locator" to find a store close to you that does carry it. Hope this helps.


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RE: alternative to wine for wine and cheese party.

Why not have a punch made with half sparkling white grape juice and half Sprite? It can be served in a wine glass, and poured from a glass pitcher rather than ladled from a punchbowl. (Have the punch well-chilled.)


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RE: alternative to wine for wine and cheese party.

I would prefer a chilled sparkling water myself.


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RE: alternative to wine for wine and cheese party.

I'd go with sparkling grape juice and/or water. Keep it simpler on yourself while offering an alternative.


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RE: alternative to wine for wine and cheese party.

I'd get martinelli's as well as unsweetened sparkling water (can still be flavored). Some people also like bottled tonic water. Some might just want soda.


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RE: alternative to wine for wine and cheese party.

I find those artifical wines too sweet. I would prefer sparkling water.


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RE: alternative to wine for wine and cheese party.

MsMagnolia, I had some ladies over Sat. for a get together and I served your punch made with half sparkling white grape juice and half Sprite. It went over VERY well! The ladies LOVED it and wanted to know what it was. Only thing when I went to Walmart for the white grape juice they didn't have it. They only had the red so I went ahead and got it. It was kind of strong so I just kept adding the sprite PLUS some ginger ale that I already had until I liked the taste. I served it in our wine glasses and it was a total hit! I chilled it really well like you said to do also. Thanx for that idea!!! It made my dinner sooo much more special!!


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RE: alternative to wine for wine and cheese party.

this might sound weird, but you could use beer instead. A lot of people actually like this.
Here's a forum discussion all about it -
http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/2161348

Here is a link that might be useful: Also, if you need gourmet cheese, here's a place.


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