Sunday, April 11, 2010

How to throw a wine tasting party

This weekend I threw my first wine tasting party.

Food recommendations:
French bread, grapes, lots of cheese, veggies, dip (spinach artichoke), and some mini quiches.

Have a good variety. Cabernet, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Muscat, and perhaps a bottle of Chocovine! Dont' forget to let your reds breathe, if you dont have an aerator on hand.

Grape vines, small plastic grape clusters, wine corks in bottles or glass jars.

These wine cookies:
from Baked on Etsy

I also made some cupcakes with icing grape cluster on them:

You can actually give your guests pads of paper and pens so they can take notes and write down a wine if they fall in love with it.

I also had custom wine glasses made with some wine appropriate art work on them! Adorned with hand made wine charms from Sunmoonstars on etsy

Also, I designed my own invitations. Now, as far as invitations go, you can spend as much or as little as you can afford. I ended up ordering mine in "extra large postcard form" from (glossy with rounded edges). Super cute and inexpensive. If you want to go more fancy, try to have a custom message placed inside a mini wine bottle. Too cute!

1 comment:

  1. Quite nice guide on how to throw a wine tasting party. I am in love with all these details. Everything looks fabulous and very impressive for my dad’s 50th bash. It was a brilliant party that had been organized at one of his favorite indoor NYC venues. I arranged a karaoke too for entertainment.