Six Easy Steps To Hosting A Great Wine Tasting Party-shdoclc.dll

Wine-Spirits You don’t have to be a wine expert to host a splendid, fun and educational wine tasting party. This is a great way to socialize with your neighbors and friends and learn a little about wine at the same time. Hosting a wine tasting party is an excellent way to expand your taste buds, find great inexpensive wines that you enjoy and increase your knowledge of wine varieties. Read on for six easy steps to hosting a great wine tasting party. You can focus your wine tasting party on a particular style or theme that may .pliment the dinner you will be serving later in the evening. For example, if you intend on serving duck, goose, roast chicken, roast beef or roast lamb ask your guests to bring a full flavored cabernet sauvignon or merlot that is under $10. Setting a price limit prevents that one guest from trying to buy the best wine by bringing the most expensive wine. Follow these simple steps for each bottle to do the tasting: 1. Place each bottle of wine in a brown bag and number the bag so the guests cannot see the label. For a more classy approach, consider using decorative wine bags to cover the bottles. You can find inexpensive cloth wine bags at many retail shops or even at online shops such as Paisley Creek. 2. Prepare your table settings with glasses, crackers and some water for each guest. Crackers or bread can be used, just be sure they have a neutral flavor. Stay away from flavored crackers because they will not clear the palette as effectively. Crackers and cheese may seem like a great idea, but it should be avoided because cheese will influence the flavors of the wine. If your guests may be hungry, a nice loaf of French bread can be used instead of crackers. 3. Be sure to have a separate container for those guests who want to pour out the excess wine. Remember, this is about fun, education and friendship. Getting intoxicated is not the objective and will most certainly deaden your taste buds. 4. Open the first bottle of wine and fill the glass only about 20%. For red wines, you may want the wine to breathe somewhat by pouring off about glass from each bottle and letting the bottle sit for a few minutes. For white and blush style wines you may want to chill slightly before serving. 5. Sample the wine and rate each wine according to the following three senses: sight, smell and taste. You may find that you like the look of one wine over another, but prefer the aroma of another. You may also find one wine with a wonderful aroma, but it may be too bitter for your liking. – Sight: Examine the wine and make notes about the color, clarity and transparency of the wine. Rank the color of the wine on a scale of 1 to 10 based on your individual liking. – Smell: Swirl the wine around in the glass to help awaken the aromas and take a good sniff of the bouquet and aroma. Rank the wine on a scale of 1 to 10 based on your individual liking. – Taste: Take a small sip and roll the wine over your tongue inhaling slightly to release the full flavors. Different parts of the tongue register different tastes so be sure to roll the wine around in your mouth. Try to focus on the characteristics of the wine such as the body, acidity, tannin (bitterness), sweetness and fruitiness of the wine. Also be sure to focus on the aftertaste of the wine. Again, make notes on the flavors and subtleties of the wine and rate it on a scale of 1 to 10 based on your individual liking. 6. Once all of your guests have finished tasting the wine be sure to clean your glass or start with a fresh one. Also be sure each guest cleanses their pallet by eating a small cracker and/or drinking a small amount of water. After you have cycled through all of the wines, have each guests finalize their notes and identify their most and least favorite wine for each of the three senses: sight, smell and taste. Also have each individual pick their overall favorite and least favorite wine. Begin .paring notes for each of the wines. Once the favorites are identified by each individual, remove the bags from the wine bottles to identify the winners and losers. If serving a meal afterwards, offer your guests some of the wine just sampled with the meal. This will further expand on the tasting experience as foods are introduced to .plement the wines. This can be a fun and exciting way to host a wine tasting party in your home with some of your friends. Of course, please drink responsibly and select designated drivers to ensure the safety of your guests. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: