Big & Small

Good things come in small sizes—and in large ones too! An oversized bottle of wine is great for parties and we’ve found two treasures, matching them with a foolproof party dish.

 

 

Moët & Chandon Brut

They say a Möet cork pops every second, somewhere in the world. It’s a classic Champagne — consistent, balanced, with a fruity style like apple and lemon with a hint of hazelnuts. A magnum becomes the centre of attention at any festive party.

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Leonardo Chianti

How many pizzas or burgers does it take to go with five litres of this pleasing, middleweight Chianti? The typical Sangiovese cherry fruit is front and centre with hints of smoke and dried leaf. Sound acidity lingers to a decently long finish.

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Savoury Mini Cheesecakes

This recipe helps you make two kinds of savoury cheesecake party appetizers: a smoked salmon, dill and lemon version that’s great with Champagne; and a sun-dried tomato and olive variation that’s delicious with the Chianti.

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A mini makes an excellent token of appreciation gift, especially when presented with something delicious you’ve taken the trouble to make yourself.

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum Mini

Yes, the marketing and packaging is brilliant, but The Kraken also delivers on flavour — a sweetish spiced black rum that stirs up impressions of cloves and cinnamon, cola, molasses and vanilla. It’s great with a splash of ginger ale or cola.  

Pair with Gingerbread-Spiced Candied Pecans

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Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur Mini

The little round bottle is so cute and the liqueur inside is so delicious — a thick, sweet, intensely fruity essence of black raspberry. Use it instead of cassis for a Kir Royale made with sparkling wine — or over ice cream for a decadent dessert.

Pair with Lemon Coconut Squares

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