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How to Host a Wine Tasting Party

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party

As the Gateway to the Texas Hill Country, our master-planned community in Dripping Springs, Texas is surrounded by dozens of amazing wineries that create award-winning wines. The wide selection of delicious wines in Dripping Springs and the modern floor plans of the Caliterra homes make the perfect combination for a wine tasting party at Caliterra in Dripping Springs! Here are a few tips on how to host the ultimate wine tasting party.

Caliterra wine tasting party

Choose a Theme

Picking a theme for the night will keep the party consistent. Here are a few different themes you could try:

  • Style – Taste various wines of the same style like crisp, dry white wines or rich, bold red wines.
  • Region – You can try a variety of wines from all around the Texas Hill Country and get an authentic taste of the land.
  • Blind Tasting – Put all the wines in a decanter or cover the bottles and then assign them numbers. This is a fun way to open up the floor for an interactive discussion and to discover brand new wines.

Keep it Intimate and Buy Local

Limit your guest list to 10 people or fewer. This way the party is more intimate and your guests can easily participate in a conversation. Serving wine to a smaller number of individuals also alleviates stress and lets you enjoy the night as much as your guests do.

Stock Up on the Necessary Supplies

To have a proper wine tasting party, you need to have the right supplies. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Glassware – Having one glass per person is fine, but optimally, you should have two glasses per guest.
  • Palate Cleansers – Set out plenty of water, crackers or simple bread for palate cleansers.
  • Spit Buckets – You should allow your guests the opportunity to get rid of any unwanted wine.
  • Documentation – Giving them pens and paper is the best way for them to remember what they did or didn’t like about a specific wine.

These are just the basics of how to host an unforgettable wine tasting party at Caliterra in Dripping Springs. Contact Caliterra today if you would like to know more about the modern floor plans in our master-planned community.

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2018-07-23T13:13:52+00:00