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While a bottle of wine and a wheel of Brie constitute a party in our book, an extra-special affair calls for a few special extras. We've rounded up our favorite glassware and serving pieces -- plus some advice for the edibles -- to help you nail every detail.
When the cheese plate is top-notch, it's enough to carry the menu. Learn how to put together a mouthwatering platter -- including how much to buy, what to serve alongside it it, and how to wow your guests with the presentation.
Get the Cheese Shopping Tips
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What's on Your Rind?
Label your spread with cheese markers so guests can take note of their favorites -- and track them down after the party ends.
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It wouldn't be a wine-and-cheese party without an eye-catching cheese board or two. Carved faux-bois aluminum handles add a modern touch to the simple silhouette of this sheesham hardwood base.
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Serve up some style on a stainless steel bar tray. Wide handles and a decorative border create an elegant platform for glasses or snacks.
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A glass of still wine suits any occasion, but our cocktails made with Champagne and sparkling wine will add instant pizzazz to your night.
Get the Champagne and Sparkling Wine Cocktails Recipes
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Whether you sip a Bordeaux or Sauvignon Blanc, wine tastes better when savored in stunning stemware.
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