Hosting An Intimate Wine Tasting


THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT FRIENDS GATHERED AROUND WITH A FEW BOTTLES OF WINE, A BEAUTIFUL TABLE, AND ENDLESS CONVERSATION.

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As we get closer to the holiday season we are having to rethink the way we are entertaining this year. Things may be a little different but with a little thought there are certainly ways we can still entertain safely. Last weekend I hosted an intimate wine tasting with a few friends and wanted to share a few ways you can still celebrate this year

Usually we think having a big group of people is what makes the party but I happen to disagree. I actually prefer a smaller more intimate gathering of friends. It’s so much more cozy to gather around a table with a few people versus having to make room for a bigger crowd. There’s just something about lighting a few candles, turning on some music, and being able to have a better conversation with just a few. 

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When I thought about having an intimate wine tasting I knew exactly who to call, my dear friend Rachel with Scout and Cellar wines. I had tried a few of these wines in the past but wanted to know more about them. Plus, I always like to hear how a company gets started and where the idea comes from. One of my favorite things about wine tasting with friends is, I love to hear the discussion between everyone about the wines and what they are thinking. 

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Rachel brought over about 5-6 wines for us to try which was the perfect balance for our small group. A few reds, a few whites, and some bubbles of course.  I put together mini charcuterie plates with these wooden boards from Target. They were the perfect way to recreate my favorite charcuterie boards but able to be individual for everyone. They would also be cute as a dessert board of some sort. You can see what I like to put on my charcuterie boards here. I also served a butternut squash salad and some tiny desserts of chocolate strawberries and european cookies. 

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For the table, I kept things simple with a table cover, runner, a few candles, and some eucalyptus down the middle. I used different glasses for the red and white wines and had a carafe of water on the table when needed. I turned on my favorite playlist , lit the candles and welcomed my friends. 

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It truly was the perfect evening and a wonderful way to wine taste. I will definitely be doing this again in the springtime when we can all sit outside.

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