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One of my favorite ways to entertain during the summer is to host a wine tasting at home. Today I'm sharing my tips on how to host a wine tasting at home! At the end of the tutorial I have also included a fun printable for you to use at your own wine tasting!
A wine tasting is a great way to try new wines that you might have tried otherwise. This summer invite your friends over and taste some like wines like Clos du Bois Chardonnay and Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon.
Clos du Bois recently revamped their wine bottle packaging into an elegantly themed wine label. The wine is still the same great tasting wine as before! The new elegant packaging makes for the perfect centerpiece at your wine tasting party! You can find Clos du Bois in the wine aisle at many retailers. You can find the Clos du Bois Chardonnay located among other chardonnays and white wines. The Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon can be found in the red wine section.
tips for hosting a wine tasting
choose a theme:
Select what types of wine based on variety, brand, region or price. For this wine tasting, I first selected the newly redesigned Clos du Bois Chardonnay which is perfect for a summer wine tasting. I also wanted a red wine for the tasting and selected Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon. The new wine labels are perfect for an elegant themed wine tasting!
select food pairings:
Select a variety of food pairings to taste along with each wine. When choosing food pairings for a wine tasting, I like select two different types of cheeses. I always like to include a fruit to a wine tasting. I picked raspberries because they are currently in peak season. Blackberries and strawberries are also excellent choices. Dark chocolate is one of my favorites to include in a wine tasting. Chocolate and wine are a perfect pairing together. I also like to include bread or crackers to go alongside the cheese.
For any wine tasting, I recommend starting with the sweetest white and end with the driest red. Have your guests take tasting notes for each wine. It's fun to compare the different notes that each guest picks up one. I like to have everyone take a taste of the wine with each of the food pairings. You'll usually be able to pick up different tasting notes with each of the foods. It is a fun way to interact with your guests. Maybe they'll be able to pick up on a different tasting note that you weren't able to pick up on.
Enjoy the wines!
After the tasting is done, enjoy the rest of the wines wines!