Tips for Hosting a Wine Tasting Party at Home

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Here are a few tips to help you throw a wine tasting party at home!

If you can’t make it to Wine Country, bring Wine County to your kitchen. We’ve put together some helpful tips on all you need to host a wine tasting party at home with some featured wine labels you won’t find anywhere else in Texas!

Chardonnay

Martin Ray Single Vinehard Chardonnay
Featured: Martin Ray Single Vineyard Chardonnay
This wine is packed with notes of fresh pomegranates, strawberries, ripe Bing cherries, and sarsaparilla. It has a silky finish with creamy hints of vanilla.
Region: Russian River Valley
Temperature Suggestion: 43-50° F
Pairs well with: Cheese trays, sushi, grilled fish, shrimp appetizers, lobster salad

Merlot

Kennan Merlot

Featured: Keenan Merlot
A lush and rich wine, Keenan Merlot is a perfect backyard red. It carries intense aromas of blackberries, black cherries, and cassis. Open it up and discover complex flavors of cocoa and coffee beans.
Region: Napa Valley
Temperature Suggestion: 61-63° F
Pairs well with: BBQ, roasted chicken and pork, brats, turkey burgers, BLTs

Cabernet Sauvignon

The Tower Cabernet Sauvignon
Featured: The Tower Cabernet Sauvignon
What a wine! The Tower’s palate is filled with plush and luxurious tannins surrounding the nuanced flavors of rhubarb pie, chocolate-covered blackberries, and pink salt. It has a long, comforting finish with notes of cedar and whipped cream.
Region: Napa Valley
Temperature Suggestion: 63-65° F
Pairs well with: Steaks off the grill, rotisserie chicken, burgers, charcuterie, pizza, tamales

Take your tour international with these favorites!

Rosé
M de Minuty Rosé

Featured: M de Minuty Rosé
Savor the essence of the French Riviera with intense orange and red currant aromas in this limited edition Rosé. From Château Minuty, this Rosé is a perfect summer sipper. Said of the vineyard in a recent Forbes article, “When it comes to rosé, there is no house quite like Château Minuty, the global leader in Côtes de Provence, a quality geographic appellation (AOC) recognized by the French government for its excellence since 1977.”
Region: Cotes de Provence (France)
Temperature: 43-50° F
Pairs well with: Grilled veggies, curry dishes, seafood salads, brunch foods, appetizers

Sparkling Rosé

Bervini 1955 Rosé Spumante
Featured: Bervini 1955 Rosé Spumante
This spumante features generous mixed berry aromas that continue in the flavor profile along with a bit of citrus zest and a perfumed finish. It is mouth-filling and finishes clean with adequate acidity.
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy)
Temperature: 43-50° F
Pairs well with: Cheese plates, appetizers, quiche, brunch, seafood, poultry