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Easy Fall Entertaining: Sips 'n' Dips Pairing Menu

Fall entertaining should be fun for everyone—including the host! Our plan for a simple “sips ‘n’ dips” party is a surefire way to host the perfect fall fête without all the fuss. Director of Sommology Missa Capozzo shares three fall dip recipes and wine pairings to help you plan your menu.

Jalapeño Popper Dip

All the goodness of stuffed jalapeños but with the ease of a dip, which allows it to be low carb when scooped with veggies or pork rinds instead of tortilla chips or crackers. The perfect “sweet loves heat” combination for our off-dry and semi-sweet whites. Great for game day, too!

Get the Recipe: Jalapeño Popper Dip from Taste of Home

Pair with White: Calamity Sue Arroyo Seco Riesling, Caballeria de Luna Penedès White Blend

Meat Lover’s 4-Layer Pizza Dip

The homestyle satisfaction of pizza makes a great party dip that’s perfect for any red wine, especially Italian reds. You can serve pizza dip as an exciting appetizer with crusty Italian bread, crackers, or even crisp vegetables to offer a variety of dippers. It can also be made with or without the meat.

Get the Recipe: Meat Lover’s 4-Layer Pizza Dip from All Parenting

Pair with Red: Giovina Montepulciano, Armatura Marche Rosso, Ama Sempre Primitivo

Pumpkin Fluff Dip

Pumpkin Fluff Dip is as amazing as it sounds, and it’s easy to make. This recipe uses simple ingredients, and satisfies the pumpkin spice craving we all get this time of year. Serve with Nilla wafers, cinnamon graham crackers, or ginger snap dippers for an extra explosion of fall flavor.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Fluff Dip from All Recipes

Pair with Sweet: Hoot White Blend, Fissata Blonde


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Find all our dip recipes plus more wine and food pairings on our Sommology page!

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