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How to host a wine tasting


As the love of wine around the world has continued to grow over the past several years, so too has the popularity of wine tastings everywhere. If you are looking to change things up for you and your friends, consider hosting a wine tasting of your own at your home for your next get together. There are many elements that go into hosting a proper wine tasting, and if you don’t do it correctly, you will certainly not get the effect you are looking for. If you are wanting to host a wine tasting, follow some of these simple tips a tricks to a successful event.

The first thing you should decide is what kind of wine you want to serve and how much you are going to need to accommodate all the guests you will be hosting. To do a proper home wine tasting, selecting the right kind of wines is key. A great way to do so is to opt for a selection of wines either from the same region of the country of the world, by different varietal, or even by the same year from different wine makers. You can even serve a variety of different white and red wines, but make sure you serve the darker ones last as they tend to be a bit stronger than the whites.

When serving the wine for the tasting, pour only a little bit, no more than one to two ounces into each glass for the tasting. It is also a good idea to have two of the same bottle of each wine so you and your guests can drink the second one after you have completed the tasting itself.


While the wine is the number one and top priority, having food is also a very important part of putting together the perfect wine tasting party. The go to option that will always be a hit is a sampling of different cheeses. There is a good chance you can find good cheese pairings to your wine online, so do some research and find out which ones will go best with your tasting. You also can’t go wrong with fruits, selections of cured meat, and even some nice chocolate if you are sampling dessert wines. Pick out the right food to match your wine, and you are sure to have a successful tasting.

During the tasting, there are several things you should have to ensure the highest quality tasting. Separate glasses for each wine, a pitcher of water to rinse your mouth between wines, and a bucket for your guests to pour out extra wine or spit out the tasted wine if you are going that route, are all essentials to a successful wine tasting.

Follow some of these tips and tricks for your next wine tasting, and you are sure to have a successful evening of fun.


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