I hope today’s post inspires you to have a party!
Some of the best parties are the most simple. Friends, cheese and wine sounds fine to me.
I was pretty excited to use our chalkboard for this post. It lives in our garage because the scale of it is too big for our house. It makes me sad, but I know in our next place it will work and I look forward to putting it in our kids play room (in the future).
Flowers are essential to a party or potted plants (succulents, perhaps). It brings warmth and color to a space. I have flowers in my house just about all the time.
Oh, cheese! You are a vice that I can’t live without. A forbidden love. Cheese and wine are the best of friends and have a great liking for each other. They bring out the best in each other, (saltiness from cheese mixed with sweetness of wine) enhancing, oozing, amplifying in my mouth, they make a party.
Having a wine party is fun, but having a blind tasting wine party is fun and an art. Make wine bags by using brown paper bags and tie with a string and write down a number on the bag. Try guessing what varietals of grape/grapes are in the wine, age, region? Focus on the sight of the wine: look at the pigment of the wine and then focus on the viscosity (legs of the wine), sniff and use your senses to differentiate the many smells; then sip the wine, look for complexities, acidity and tannin levels, and flavor. Then ask yourself the important question: Do I like this wine? Make notes on a piece of paper. At the end of the night discover your results by revealing the bottles.
Blind tasting allows you to create an unbiased opinion on wine, as well as allowing you to formulate your preference in favorite wines.