In addition to turn-key offerings, some wine shops and vineyards will design a customized tasting based on the group’s preferences.
Don’t worry about tailoring the event to accommodate every guest’s level of wine expertise. Although advanced virtual wine tastings are available, most events will include information that’s interesting to even the most experienced attendees.
Virtual wine tastings can also include tips on how to open a bottle, how to decant wine, and how to store it, as well as advice on glassware.
Sommeliers usually select wines that are from different geographies and showcase various production styles. They might also focus on one varietal. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot are examples of varietal wines.
Following the testing, you can test attendees’ wine knowledge with a trivia contest and award prizes. Or simply schedule extra time for networking and socializing.
Remember: All participants must be 21 or over.
Experts usually recommend that attendees taste using wine glasses with stems as opposed to stemless glasses since the wine can warm up from the heat of your hand.
Some vendors also offer blind tastings where each wine bottle is concealed. Guests then describe the wines and try to guess the varietal. Consider offering a prize to the attendees who guess correctly.