It’s no secret that Americans love drinking wine. With more than 10,000 kinds of wine grapes available in the world, there’s never a shortage of options for wine drinkers, whether you’re looking for a red wine or white wine to pair with dinner or looking for an after-dinner wine to serve at a party.
If you’re a wine lover, you probably love it for its taste or the way it pairs with certain foods. That’s certainly more than enough reason to drink it, but there are also plenty of health benefits to having a glass of wine every so often:
- Lowering your cholesterol
- Fighting colds
- Helping fight cancer
- Giving your brain a boost
- Helping to control your blood sugar
- Helping you lose weight
- Promoting your heart health
If you love wine and you have friends and family who love wine, one of the best ways you can share in that passion is to have a wine tasting party. With so many folks buying wine online these days, it’s easy to get an eclectic array of new wines to try. Odds are if you’re a wine drinker, you usually open one bottle of wine at a time and drink it until it’s gone. With a wine tasting party, you can open several bottles at a time and get to sample each one.
If you’re going to host a wine tasting party, here are some tips for making it absolutely perfect:
So what are some good themes? You can do a style theme, which might be dessert wines or bold red wines or dry white wines. You can do a region theme where all the wines for the party are from a specific wine-making region. In this case, you can easily do either foreign or domestic. You can also choose a value theme where all the wines are within a specific dollar amount; think something like “Great wines you can drink without breaking the bank!”; these days it’s easy to find cheap wine online. If you don’t have any good ideas, you can go with a random theme where everyone brings a bottle of their favorite wine.
By doing some research on different foods and different wines, you can throw an unforgettable wine party; one that’s going to allow you to eat some good food and sample a lot of great wines while having a fun time with friends and family.