Happy National Wine Day! What better way to celebrate than by hosting a wine tasting night with friends? Here are some simple tips to help turn an ordinary gathering into a wine tasting party.
Inexpensive yet delicious wines
It’s easy to find a bottle without blowing your budget. Great wine doesn’t have to be expensive, so stock your collection with any or all of these wines for $10 or less:
For plenty of bargain bottles, check out the entire BV Coastal Estates line. The Cabernet Sauvignon is smooth and silky with blackberry and cedar character.
Luscious black cherries, cloves, spice and a touch of vanilla come together in this irresistible red wine.
The Gazela Vinho Verde is light and engaging, ideal for everyday drinking. Fresh and aromatic, it’s well balanced with tropical fruit notes and a slight touch of sugar.
This is one of America’s most popular Rieslings on the market — and it’s cheap! It’s an off-dry Riesling with sweet peach and lemon-lime notes in each glass.
Aromas of bright citrus, ripe melon and hints of oak blend beautifully into lemon, green apple and nutty flavors. This is a medium-bodied wine with a rich, juicy finish.
Perfect pairing snacks
Your wine tasting isn't complete without plenty of snacks. Some easy goodies that pair well with wine include breadsticks, cheese and crackers, dried fruit, mixed olives, pistachios, and rich dark chocolate. Take a look at these charts to help you find the right pairings.
Play wine music
You can find special music playlists for drinking wine, like one from Spotify or Music Times. And of course, you can always create your own wine drinking playlist that you know your friends will love.
Who needs premium wine when there are plenty of respectable bottles for less than $10? Just add friends, snacks, and music for a fantastic Wine Day celebration.