Wine tasting events are simple and fun! Who knew?

| Posted by juliana for Sutter Home

Ever noticed how you brush your teeth and then afterwards (it never fails!) you crave a buttery bag of popcorn that ends up tasting completely weird? (There’s no way that buttery goodness can really taste that terrible, right?)

Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret – just as toothpaste can change the taste of food, certain foods can change the taste of wine. Perhaps you’ve tried a certain wine before that you immediately dismissed for its odd flavor. Now honey, there’s your biggest mistake!

‘Cuz when you don’t succeed, try, try again! Perhaps your wine flavor was altered by other tasty treats that you were enjoying at the time. (Weird, huh?)

In order to really create the perfect wine tasting party, you have to be prepared by knowing the tastes of the wines and foods that you are serving, and how they taste together. (It seems like a lot of work, but I know how to make it easy on you.) So check out our wine and food pairing tips to make sure that you’ve got all of your guests’ taste buds covered.

To ensure that your wine tasting event is successful, here are some things you might want to include:

-Your favorite Sutter Home wine varietals (Variety is key! Grab enough for all of your guests – yourself included - to indulge!)
-Foods to pair with each wine (spicy foods get a milder wine, like a White Zin, sweet & sour foods go best with Chardonnay, and so on..)
-Water – and crackers - to cleanse your palate after each sip (this will intensify your tasting experience)
-And (of course!) fabulous friends to enjoy the luscious flavors
My last final tip to you is to always start with white wine, moving from dry to sweet, and progress to red wines, moving from light to full-bodied.

And remember, Sutter Home has got all of the wines that you will need for a successful evening, so just bring yourself and that go-get-‘em attitude and you are golden for a perfectly delicious and classy event.

Now, after your exciting evening..riddle me this:

What’s your Sutter Home varietal and food to pair with it?

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