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Wine Tasting


Carrying on the Tradition

Welcome to our last blog post in the wine tasting series as we learn about carrying on the tradition!

You know all about the Seven S’s of Wine Tasting which were See, Swirl, Smell, Sip, Slurp, Savour and Spit. Also, you’ve learned about planning an event and food pairing so now it’s time to make plans to carry on the tradition.


Get Commitment

Find wine and foodie friends who are willing to commit to a schedule, which may be monthly or quarterly. Propose that you take turns hosting and make it a pot luck so no-one has to do all the work. Let’s say everyone agrees on a quarterly schedule. This is a perfect time to assign dates, who’s hosting and a theme.

Planning in advance and getting commitment is key to carrying on any tradition. If you want to be the host for all of them, you can always do that. And if you love to cook, it doesn’t have to be pot luck.


Select Themes

Wine themes can be as simple as white wines, red wines, rosé wines or dessert wines. Alternatively, you might pick a particular varietal such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay. If you want to focus on regions, you could pick Australia, France, Germany or Italy. Be sure to set an upper price limit such as $50.00 and have each of your guests (or couples) bring one bottle.

Food themes are easy – Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Seafood – you can decide. Depending on the crowd, you could order take-out and share the cost. For the most part, you’ll find that food at a popular restaurant will be well balanced.


Take a Vote

The evaluation of wines can be as simple or complex as you want. All the tools are available to you in this blog series. Remember, everyone’s taste buds differ so there’s no right or wrong answer. It’s fun to take a vote, especially if it’s a blind tasting. By keeping it casual and fun, everyone is sure to be on board to continue the tradition.


We hope you’ve enjoyed our blog series on wine tasting and that what you’ve learned has you well-prepared to carry on the tradition. Cheers!


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