People who love to cook and bake also usually love to entertain. Throwing a party, whether it is a small get-together or a huge gathering, not only lets us bring people together, but gives us an excuse to try out all kinds of wonderful new recipes. You can’t have a party without beverages to go with your snacks and I enjoy everything from coffee to cocktails – and that includes wine. Wine is fun to drink because they can be so diverse and it is easy to discover something new every time you open a bottle. The next time you’re thinking about having some friends and family over, don’t open the same old bottle of wine. Instead, why not use the occasion as an excuse to do a little wine tasting? In my post for the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!), How to Host a Wine Tasting at Home, I’ll give you a crash course on everything you need to know to put together a Napa-worthy wine tasting without taking a trip to the wine country.
Whether you’re a wine newbie or a more experienced wine drinker, you can use the guide to put together your own tastings that will allow you and your friends/family to taste and smell the differences between different types of wines. The Craftsy guide will walk you through the process of picking out the wines.Â Holding a wine tasting will also give you an excuse to try some wines that are a little outside of your comfort zone (skip the red blends when you’re buying and go for specific grapes or regions) because you get to open several bottles at once, and you are likely to find some new favorites.