Hosting a Wine Tasting Party

Hosting a Wine Tasting Party is a great way to get your friends together. It is also a very simple event to plan!

All you need to do is to decide what type of tasting you would like to host. A few options are vertical wine tasting (tasting of the same type of wine made in various years), horizontal wine tasting (tasting of the different types of wine made in the same year), wine and cheese tasting, wine and chocolate tasting, to name a few. Once that is decided go out and buy a few types of wine.

Remember when you are pouring for the tasting, each serving is only about 2 oz (per wine), not a full glass! Also its helpful to have plain bread and water for your guest to clear their palette between tasting.

All you need for your party:

  • Four to Six Wines
  • Wine Glasses- one per guest
  • Pitcher of Water
  • Appetizers
  • Loaf of bread
  • Dump bucket – for discarding wine before next pouring
  • Tasting cards – for describing and recording each wine tasted
  • Pens and Paper

And Enjoy!