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
Select wines of the same varietal and compare how different winemaking techniques can create subtle differences in the same varietals.
Same Region, Same Varietal, Different Wineries
Select wines of the same varietal from a specific wine region and compare how the winemaking techniques can affect the same varietals from the same region.
Same Varietal, Different Regions
Select wines of the same varietal from different wine regions and compare the differences that make the wines unique to that region.
Blind Wine Tasting
Select one of the above themes and cover all labels before serving. By doing so, all pre-conceptions about the wine based on maker and price are removed. Enjoy the fun of trying to determine the varietal and region and discovering the many aromas and flavors.
Wine & Cheese
A wine tasting and cheese pairing party offers an array of possibilities. Pair wines with the cheeses from that region. Encourage guests to bring their personal favorites. Or compare how producers same varietal and kind of cheese can offer unique differences.
Wine & Food
A bite of food is the perfect companion to a glass of wine. From simple hors?dourves to 3-course meals, a food and wine-pairing event will always be full of laughs and discovery. Serve wines with favorite appetizers or cultural cuisines. Pair wines from a specific region with the dishes that country is best known for.
Different vintages of the same wine are tasted. Discover how the aging of a wine can affect flavors and aromas as well as the differences in the vintage growing seasons.