Grown Up Get Togethers: Wine Tasting Party

So…as many of you know…I am currently entering year 2 of the life in the real world. Ever since I entered this new world, I have had a strange desire to throw a “dinner party,” complete with table settings and a several course meal. If you REALLY know me, you know chances of this ACTUALLY happening are very slim. I did attend a party this weekend that seemed much more manageable…a Wine Tasting/Swap Party. The concept behind it was genius…plus it didn’t hurt that I got to reunite with some of my favorite friends from high school.

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So how does a Wine Swap/Tasting party work?

1. Invite your Guests! My friend used Facebook to get everyone invited.

photo 3reunited with great friends from high school

2. Wrap a bottle of your favorite Wine to bring to the Swap.

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No judging my horrible wrapping skills

3. Arrive on time ready to sample 10 different wines.

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example worksheet you fill out while sampling

4. Put your wine tasting skills to the test, by trying to decipher which mystery bottle is a Pinot Noir or a Cabernet. (very difficult)

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Cheers!

5. EAT our host had a wonderful spread of food (cheese, desserts, fruits, and veggies) plus some more wine.

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an evening like this is always more fun with friends

6. Score your cards (this was super embarrassing…I only guessed one right!)

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Chelsie hard at work scoring her card

7. Finally, pick a new bottle of wine!

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Enjoying my new bottle of wine after a long day!

So my tips for making the night go smoothly! Get a Wine Tasting Party kit. My friends came with 10 bags, to ensure the mystery of each wine, worksheets for guest to fill out, and a cheat sheet to help those less wine savvy! Another tip? When tasting the wine…act like you know what you are talking about and everyone will buy it. I believe the words “This taste is oaky, yet smooth” came out of my mouth. Plus I was convinced every red wine I sampled was a Pinot Noir.

One thought on “Grown Up Get Togethers: Wine Tasting Party

  1. Biffle says:

    I literally laughed out loud when I read your wine comment. I wish I had been there so I could have had that reaction in person.

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