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How To Host A Wine Party

January 3, 2016

Here’s a secret, anyone can host a wine party. Why host a wine party, because it’s fun, that’s why. You only need a few basic things:

  • People

  • Wine

  • Pen & Paper/Cellphones to take notes

  • Palate Cleansers

So the first step is find the people, which seems easy enough. The second step is to find the wine you are going to taste.  There are lots of ways to do this and suggestions are below:

  • Pick a region, have each guest bring a bottle from that region

  • Assign a varietal and vintage, have each guest bring a bottle

  • Have each guest bring a wine varietal they have never had before

  • Have guests bring a favorite varietal from different places around the world

  • Have guests bring their favorite wine

What about Palate cleansers? My favorites are:

  • Bread

  • Unsalted Crackers (such as water crackers)

  • Munster Cheese

  • Roast Beef (for red)

  • Cucumbers (great for your friends who are Gluten Free)

The biggest thing to remember is to have fun. Wine shouldn’t be about “one upping” someone it should be about a shared love of something awesome. It’s also fun to discuss the notes together as well, you learn a lot since taste is something that is perceived differently by different people.
 

So, what are your tips for wine parties? Comment Below.

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