3 Ways to Turn Your Cocktail Party Green! Plus an Organic Wine Pairing for Asparagus Sticks in Filo: Chateau Laubarit Entre-Deux-Mers Blanc

If you have ever wondered how to turn your cocktail party green I can help.  I reached out to one of our Environmental Booty partners, The Organic Wine Company, and asked if they could point us in the right direction on a wine pairing for one of my go to green living recipes for entertaining, Asparagus Sticks in Filo.  Is it Phyllo or Filo, I don't know but this is an easy to make and truly fabulous treat to eat!!

First, let's talk about the organic wine pairing for our healthy green living h'orderves suggested by The Organic Wine Company:

Organic Wine Pairing for Asparagus Sticks in Filo:  Chateau Laubarit Entre-Deux-Mers Blanc


  • Attributes:          Vegan, Biodynamic, Certified by ECOCERT.  This blend (Semillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle) is a great example of what Entre-Deux Mers, a Bordeaux subdivision, can produce. Light, fruity and refreshing: a nice complement to seafood plates!  Certified Organic Grapes
  • Grapes:               Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscadelle
  • Alcohol:              12%
  • Smell:                 Guava, pineapple, peach.
  • Taste:                  Similar to the smell, complex summery fruit flavor while still maintaining an elegant and supple taste. Long finish.
  • Food Pairings:    Oysters, seafood, white meats, light dishes.
  • Wine Pairings:   Sauvignon Blanc, other sweet white wines with Muscadet

Read more about this Wine: Click Here
Next, here is the recipe that is good for about 4 people:

You will need:
8  large asparagus spears
1/2  package (16 ounce) frozen phyllo pastry sheets, thawed
1/4 cup butter, melted or Garlic Gold Organic Olive Oil1/4 cup finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees 
  • Snap off the tough ends of the asparagus.
  • Unwrap the phyllo and cut the stack in half lengthwise. Put away one stack for later use.
  • Take 1 sheet of phyllo and brush lightly with butter.  For an even tastier and healthier variation my family enjoys immensely, use Garlic Gold Organic Olive Oil instead of butter. Sprinkle with some Parmesan.
  • Place 2 to 3 asparagus spears on the short end of the phyllo sheet and roll it up as you would a pic in a blanket.
  • Place each piece, seam side down, on a baking sheet. Brush with more melted butter and sprinkle with more Parmesan. Repeat until you use all of the asparagus spears.
  • Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
Green Living Tip:  use parchment paper as opposed to tin foil to line the baking sheet.

Finally, here are three more steps to turn your cocktail party green:
  1. Use cloth cocktail napkins - There are actually many options out there but I love these from Something Different Linen because they are white, go with everything and are easy to clean with a little non-chlorine bleach.
  2. Use recycled wine glasses -Again you can find many options online but I have yet to see any recycled wine glasses at a brick and mortar shop.  I adore these colorful VIVAZ Bolitas wine goblets made from Cobalt Recycled Glass
  3. Use a recycled glass wine bottle stopper
So you get the idea right?  Living a greener, healthier life for your health and the health of our planet can be a consideration in all you do and it can be yummy! Bon Appetit and be sure to check out other great organic wines from The Organic Wine Company.  I have found their selection to be better than anything I can find in my community.  Plus, they have a great Monthly Wine Club and if you use code "WELCOME" you will get a $20 rebate!!

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