You don't have to be a wine enthusiast to appreciate the wide range of flavors and palate experiences available. With just a little background knowledge, you'll be able to throw a wine tasting party that your guests will remember fondly for years to come.
One of the finest aspects of these types of gatherings is that they manage to combine a night of casual drinking with the elevated mood of a high-class affair. They have the impression that they are about much more than lighthearted banter and having a good time.
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How much wine do I need for a wine tasting party?
5 or 6 bottles of wine are enough to host a party and you can always add a couple more. Per guest, a little more than half a bottle of wine is perfect. For example, if you're having an 8-person party, you'll need roughly 5 bottles of wine. Each visitor will receive a half-glass of each bottle in this manner. It won't be too much to get folks wasted, but just enough to have a good time. The first bottle in some of the top professional tastings is frequently an ice breaker aperitif like Champagne or Prosecco. With a glass of bubbles, people appear to suddenly brighten up
What wines should I serve at a party?
You should start with sparkling wines and move on to white wines. Rose wines follow the whites and then Red should come in. You can finish it with sweet wines for the best experience. Here are some of the options you can try
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The bright, refreshing flavors of La Marca Prosecco will elevate your party. With each taste, La Marca Prosecco, made in Treviso, Italy from the Glera grape, provides an elegant, rich experience. Green apple, luscious peach, and ripe lemon combine with notes of freshly harvested citrus and honeysuckle. With a subtle sweetness, the finish is light and pleasant on the palate.
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With Benvolio Prosecco, you may savor the vivid tastes of fresh peaches, lemon, grapefruit, and green apples. Fresh citrus aromas mingle with overtones of fresh flowers and sweet honey in this golden-colored sparkling. It has a light, crisp, and refreshing finish.
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The Luna Nuda Prosecco has a bright, light straw hue and a delicate, long-lasting perlage. A delicate bouquet of floral notes with undertones of juicy golden apples and mountain flowers greets the senses. The finish is crisp and refreshing, with fruit aromas that linger on the palate. The wine is made up of 85% Glera, 15% Chardonnay, and 5% Pinot Grigio.
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From the bottle to the contents, this wine is wonderful. The scent is layered with raspberry and strawberry jam, leading to a lovely, yet peppery palate. The color of the star is a brilliant pastel pink with specks of copper reflections. A unique blend of traditional Provençal red berries leads to festive fragrances of pine, cinnamon, and gingerbread cookies. Syrah's spice characteristics give the wine a dry, white pepper flavor that lingers on the mouth.
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The color of this rose is a beautiful pale rosy hue. With superb aromas of strawberries, cherries, and red fruits, each sip welcomes you with a fantastic fruitiness. It's a refreshing, palate-friendly wine thanks to its natural acidity.
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The color of this wine is light and pale pink. Freshly plucked summer peaches and the taste of strawberry cream dance in your mouth while beautiful flower and berry fragrances stimulate your other senses best way possible.
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This is a dark beautiful ruby-red wine. A harmonious and balanced structure is produced by combining two French varietals Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Cabernet Sauvignon provides full-bodied character, while Malbec adds subtlety to the mix with soft and sweet tannins, producing a unique combination of fruity tastes and aromas.
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The Chateau Buena Vista Cabernet Sauvignon commemorates and honors Buena Vista's everlasting presence and important contributions to the California wine world with its first release. The wine was sourced from vineyards from Yountville to St. Helena and aged for 28 months before being racked and stored for another four months in French oak barrels for final aging
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The natural characteristics of the mature grapes were accentuated by careful cellar management. The tannins were tamed by barrel aging, which also added a plethora of flavors to the wine. Vanilla, cedar, and toasted hazelnut blend with black cherry, black olive, and chocolate. The finish is long and lingering, with a surge of flavors and fine tannins enveloping the palate.
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On the nose, this wine has tremendous strength, with uncommon aromas of apricot, pineapple, and peach. On the second nostril, there are hints of white pepper and scarlet fruits. The tannins are quite delicate and the attack is round. The wine has a silky texture and remarkable length, which is complemented by a robust fragrant finish.
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With cocoa, tobacco, and marzipan flavors, this Malbec-led combination has a rich, mature, and majestic scent. The palate is round, clean, and full-bodied, with blackberry, cassis, and chocolate notes that turn smokey, spicy, and peppery on the long and wonderfully crafted finish.
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Les Cadrans de Lassègue's 2016 vintage has a deep and vivid hue. Black cherry, cranberry, spice, and violet dominate the aroma, expressing a smooth Merlot character. The wine is refined and vigorous on the palate, with a touch of well-integrated oak and fine-grained tannins. The Cabernet Franc's entire harmony is reflected in the fresh acidity on the finish. A perfectly balanced Saint-Emilion