If you are hosting a wine tasting or gathering, you might want to consider some of these suggestions, which may vary depending upon what you serve.
If you are setting up a wet bar in your home, or just enjoy entertaining company over cocktails, then one of the things you should consider is which bar tools and accessories you need to own.
A few nights back the "Chardonnay Queen" prepared her famous Shrimp Scampi for us, and we opened a bottle of the 2012 Waterstone Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley to further enhance this wonderful meal. It was a good choice! The Waterstone is actually a blend of 82% Sauvignon Blanc and 18% Semillon, which gives it a little of the character of a white Bordeaux.
The nose is refreshing with a suggestion of citrus and herbs. On the palate the wine has the presence of apple, melon, and a little taste of lemon zest. There is also a mild flirtation with grapefruit, without any tart undertones. The finish is crisp and clean, with a hint of mineral in the background, but very little lingering aftertaste. The alcohol content is 13.7%.
This wine would pair well with most seafood dishes, and would be a good accompaniment to most summer salads. Norm's score is 87.
Do you have a friend who loves to entertain, but would scoff at most home-decorating related gifts? Is he "too tough" to wash the dishes, but collects shot glasses with enthusiasm?
There are ways to personalize virtually any item a person has. Decals and bumper stickers as well as seat covers allow you to accessorize your vehicle. Jewelry allows you to accessorize and personalize your wardrobe.
Wine charms are a lovely addition that can satiate the collector in many of us, but also adds a bit of aesthetically pleasing flair to your guests' wine glasses.
|Wine Essentials Blog
Hosting a Wine Tasting
Cool Wine Accessories
Choosing a Wine Glass
Choosing the Perfect Aerator
The History of Wine Corks
Tips for a First-Time Wine Taster
The Home Bar
Make the Season Merry and Bright with Wine Gifts for Wine Lovers
|Visit us at www.WineEssentials.com