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A wine tasting party lets you and your guests get together and try out some different kinds of wine. Other than that, there really are no set rules. That’s where our suggestions for how to host a wine tasting party come in.
Your wine tasting can be a “blind” taste test where your guests don’t know what they are drinking, or you can hand out a list of all of the vintages ahead of time so everyone knows what to expect. You can make it a learning experience where you teach people the art of wine tasting, or not. You can have guests rate the wines and figure which one is the group favorite, or just have fun trying out the different types. Any way you do it…wine tasting is fun for everyone!.
Because this party requires enough wine for everyone to try each type, and enough time to pour a glass of each type for each guest, it usually works best for smaller groups…8 to 12 people is a good number (unless you have help with serving). You will also need to make sure you have enough wine glasses for everyone…and if you are being a real wine “snob”, you will need a new glass for each type of wine (although most of my friends are fine with rinsing their glass out in between tastes).
Read on to find out how to host a wine tasting party.