Decorating Tips for a Wine Tasting Party

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A wine tasting party is a pleasant and festive way of gathering your friends. Because wine is your highlight, use it to plan your party’s decorations. For example, you may choose a theme for your party depending on the area of wines you’ve picked and include that region in your decorations. Add … Read more

Sottocenere al Tartufo

Sottocenere al Tartufo

Truffles, truffles, truffles. How can we get enough of them? I’ve never reached satiation, because they’re an ultra expensive and a very rare delicacy. Rejoice! You can enjoy truffles in an affordable manner since flakes of this extraordinary fungus are imbedded in Sottocenere al Tartufo, a semi-soft cow’s milk cheese from Italy. … Read more

Wine Party Themes

Same Color, Different Varietals Select wines that are the same color but different varietals then compare and learn how different varietals can vary. Red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc White: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Viognier Same Varietal Select wines of the same varietal and compare how different winemaking … Read more


A grilled cheese sandwich made with Gruy? and a layer of Luxardo cherry preserve will send you to the moon. Now take a sip of the Tenuta di Castiglioni blend and you will continually crave this combination of flavors. Lately I?e been serving mini grilled cheese sandwiches to my guests as an … Read more

Aroma Wheel

The Aroma Wheel is a common tool to assist in distinguishing and describing the various aromas and flavors of the wine. The Aroma Wheel was developed at the University of California, Davis in 1984 as a standard tool used to describe wine in uniform, non-judgmental terms. The inner-circular sections describe the broader … Read more

La Spaghettata di Mezzanotte

La Spaghettata di Mezzanotte

Turn your friends on to an Italian ritual – La Spaghettata di Mezzanotte (Midnight Spaghetti Party). Antipasto: A selection of Italian Cheeses. Choose your favorite aged or fresh cheeses in a local specialty store. Arrange them in wedges on a wooden cutting board. Primi Piatti: Crostini with Tuscan Pate and Bruschetta with … Read more