How to Host a Wine Tasting Party
Learn how to host a wine tasting party, from picking out wine to serving food, plan for a fun way to learn about new wines with friends!
Pick a Wine Tasting Theme
Wines from the same winery
Wines from the same region
Wines of the same varietal
Old World vs. New World
Vertical wine tasting (same wines, consecutive vintages)
Wines of a certain price point (e.g. budget wines)
How Much Wine to Serve
In general, expect a 2-ounce pour per serving (a tasting pour is half a regular serving) -- this means that a bottle of wine contains about 10-12 tasting servings. For a flight of 5-6 wines, 1 bottle of each wine should be enough for up to 10 guests.
Food to Serve
A cheese board with a variety of cheese, small bites, fresh fruit, and fresh vegetables.
Small and easy appetizers; can be store-bought or homemade.
A selection of sweets to end the evening. Chocolate is always a good choice and surprising pairing with wine.