Planning on hosting a wine tasting? Here are some placemats to make your tasting party more interactive, for free.
We’ll discuss several ideas on wine tasting parties, but first let’s get set up with the right tools. Wine placemats help organize the flow of a hosted tasting and will help your friends understand what to do (without having to ask). We’ve included two wine placemat designs below; one that is better for learning and the other one that is plain.
Wine Placemats for tasting
- Wine Placemats download pdf
- 4 wine spots on standard 8 ½ x 11 paper
- Aroma/Flavor key
- Flavor profile comparative graph
- Simplified rating system
How to Use
The wine placemats are pretty straightforward, but just in case, here are a few tips and tricks that will improve your wine tastings. First, if you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out
Fruit Level and Body
Besides picking out the fruit flavors and other flavors you taste in a wine, you can also identify the intensity of the fruitiness vs. earthiness in a wine. Put a dot where you think the wine lies on the flavor profile line graph.
Once you’ve determined how bold the wine tastes and what its fruit level is (see above) you can place each of the 4 wines on the comparative graph. Find out more about where wines fit on the Comparative Graph
Simplified Opinion System
Would you drink this wine again or are you indifferent? Forget numbers and focus on what really matters. Does this wine make you: happy? Angry? Disappointed? Randy? You’d be surprised how many professionals just draw a smiley face at a large professional wine tasting.
Need something a little more plainly?
For those of you in the trade who just want plain tasting placemats, we haven’t forgotten about you either. Feel free to download the plain wine tasting placemat to use however you see fit. We highly recommend printing and laminating them for multiple uses.