Thursday, July 24, 2008

5 Tips For A Memorable Wine Tasting Party

A wine tasting party is a great way to get friends and family together to learn wine and experiment with different varieties of wine and appetizers. Wine appreciation is a great hobby to share with friends and family and if you decide to host a wine tasting party, you can range from a formal gathering to an informal, fun party. The friends and family wine tasting party should be based on the type of people that will be invited. Wine enthusiasts and hobbyists in the friends and family gathering would be the best resource for selecting wines. If friends and family are not big wine enthusiasts, then a nice informal occasion can be used to learn and experiment with wine and foods. Preferably, a wine tasting party should have a light, fun and informal atmosphere.

Preparation and Invitations for the Wine Tasting Party
In order to prepare for the wine tasting party, you will want to purchase plastic or glass wine glasses in two varieties. The tall, slender glasses are best for sparkling and white wines while round, wide-rimmed glasses are best for red wines. You will also want water glasses for rinsing the mouth and foam cups for spitting in if necessary.

Include dump buckets for pouring out left over wine and don’t forget the paper napkins and plates. You may also want to purchase a large plastic appetizer platter. Also, print off a wine tasting party tally sheet for family and friends to record what they like and dislike about each wine while they experiment.

Rita Fae