How To Plan A Great Wine Tasting Party

You can try something classy and different, and get friends, coworkers and family together at a wine tasting party, tasting different wines while learning about them. Finding out how many people are attending is the first step to organizing a successful wine tasting party. Once the guest list is determined you must send out invitations at least two weeks in advance.

To make things easier you could just purchase a wine tasting kit which would include all the necessary things for a wine tasting party. If you prefer doing everything yourself you can make your own tasting cards that have the type of wine on it, the vineyard, the year and a description of the wine.

Make a card for each guest so that each can make note of the characteristics of the wine. You can double the fun by doing a blind tasting session, or forgoing the whole tasting card process and just having the guest write down what they think the wine is – ballpark figures for the year, and guessing which vineyard it came from, for instance.

The room will need to be properly lit in order to set the right mood. You can go as simple as just a plain table cloth or you could get creative and decorate with vintage things. When tasting wines you don’t want to pour a full glass of wine. You want to pour no more than about two ounces of wine per glass and per wine for each person.

Flavorless crackers or bread without butter are great foods to be served in between taste tests. Other supplies needed are wine glasses. Leave it at one to two glasses per guest. Finally, have some water ready for rinsing glasses, as well as a bucket where you can discard the wine after it’s been tasted.

Appetizers such as cheese, fruit or some other light treat is something that can be served either before or after the wine tasting party. The temperature of all the wines being served should be room temperature to get the best flavor out of the wine. Finally, from the moment you say “welcome to my wine tasting party!” to your guests to the time you wish them a safe trip home, make sure everybody is having a great time out there!

Don’t settle for boring personalized stationary! Show them your unique sense of taste and style by sending custom invitation.