Holding a Traveling Vineyard wine tasting party in your home is a fun and informal way to relax with friends. It’s very simple to hold one of these parties and having a huge knowledge of wines is no requirement. It doesn’t require any preparation or cleanup time and only minimal grocery shopping is needed. It can also be very affordable depending on the wines you choose to feature.
One way to approach the wine tasting event is to concentrate on just one variety of wine with each bottle coming from a different region of the world. Another approach would be to limit the wines to just those that come from different areas of the state you are in. With any approach you take, it’s best to limit the selection of wine to just four or five varieties. In order to prepare everyone to taste the wines, it’s a good idea to start off with an aperitif wine or cocktail which refreshes the palate.
The wine accessories you will need to have on hand includes wine glasses, a corkscrew, water, a palate cleanser, a spittoon for each guest, a large bucket, tinfoil (for blind tastings), a white cloth, and notepaper as well as pens (for taking note). If you don’t own enough wine glasses they can be rented for the day for about $1-3 each.
The Traveling Vineyard is a company that sells wine through their network of Wine Guides. It was founded in 2001 in Ipswich, Massachusetts and is led by Rick Libby. Each Wine Guide operates as their own business and is usually run out of the Wine Guides home. The Wine Guides are able to freely set their own schedule, work environment, and income. The Wine Guides hold informal wine tastings in their clients home that feature the wines supplied by Traveling Vineyard, After the tasting, the client and guests can order any of the wines they enjoyed during the sampling.
To get started as a Wine Guide, the only requirements are to love wine and enjoy teaching people about it. Otherwise, they get all the training and support they need from Traveling Vineyard.
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