We all know that wine tastings can be incredibly fun. But every once in a while, they can be a bit overwhelming. Too much wine. Too much food. Too much noise. Too much excitement. I know. It’s hard to believe. But it can happen. Here are three tips for a successful wine tasting. [Read more…]
I’m excited to be featured in Mary Orlin’s Huffington Post article on in-home wine tastings entitled “The Wine Version of a Tupperware Party in Your Own Home”.
Mary is a delightful wine writer who, according to her Orlin Media website, is “the Emmy award-winning co-founder of Orlin Media, where she is a wine TV and video producer, telling winery stories behind the label. She’s also The WineFashionista on The Huffington Post where she’s a featured blogger on the wine and food pages.” [Read more…]
Does wine knowledge increase wine enjoyment? I think it does. But I want to be clear in saying that wine should be enjoyed, whether you know a lot or a little about it.
One of my goals in my wine tastings is to help people have more fun with wine. Early on in my tastings, especially tastings for wine newbies, I say something along the lines of “It’s time to get over our discomfort and intimidation with wine. After all, we are drinking fermented grape juice.”
It’s hard to enjoy yourself or your wine when you’re feeling uptight about not knowing enough or you’re feeling like you need to impress people with your wine knowledge. I think that increasing people’s confidence around wine goes a long way in helping people have fun with it.
I think there are three key areas where having a little wine knowledge can help build confidence and increase enjoyment. [Read more…]
As an independent wine consultant with WineShop At Home, I host “edutaining” wine tastings in people’s homes and offices. Here are eight great reasons for hosting a wine tasting with me: [Read more…]