Lacey and Andrea are not only coworkers here at Kate Aspen, but they are roommates too! Inspired by our Vineyard themed petite gifts & favors, they hosted a wine party. Here are a few tips for hosting a party like Lacey and Andrea’s:
At your wine party, supply a wine glass for each guest and small bites to eat while everyone is sampling and tasting. Lacey and Andrea chose a few different cheeses that paired well with the wines they selected, along with crackers, sliced bread, fruit, and olives. They labeled the cheese with our “Maison du Vin” Wine Cork Place Card Holders and used our coordinating “Vintage Reserve” Stainless-Steel Spreaders. Kate Aspen’s “Olive You” Olive Dish and Spreader was the perfect dish to hold olives for the party and they definitely added some pizzazz to the wine tasting spread.
For a blind wine tasting, you will need bottle labels to hide the identity of each bottle of wine. Lacey used her graphic design expertise to make wine labels that compliment the packaging of the Kate Aspen Vineyard favors that used for the party.
Use simple score cards and ask guests to score the wines on appearance, aroma, body, taste, and finish. After everyone has finished scoring, make sure to cork all of the bottles using Kate Aspen’s “Vineyard Select” Enamel and Chrome Bottle Stopper and then reveal the identity of all of the wine labels.
Lastly, what good Wine Party Hostess would let their guests leave without presenting them with a wine party favor? Lacey and Andrea gave their guests the “Bordeaux Vineyards” Stainless-Steel Corkscrew favor for coming to their wine party – everyone loved them!
Throwing a wine tasting party is so much fun and pretty easy! Gather some wine, bottle labels, good food, good friends, Kate Aspen Vineyard themed favors and you’re guaranteed a fabulous time!