Wine tastings events deserve a lot of keen and class like any special occasion. It therefore demands for certain guidelines and instructions when being carried on. Modesty should be a code of conduct while partaking such an event. You may therefore have been invited or intending to host such an event and you do not really know how to go about it. Worry no more for the solution is here as below are some of the things you need to know concerning wine tasting.
Beware of the different types of wine tasting available as you prepare for the event. There are various types of wine tasting that is common to most people. You will first know blind tasting where the glasses of wine are served without being enlightened on which wine it is. Vertical tasting is when you taste wine from the same era like consecutive years and lastly is the flights tasting where you taste a wide range of wines each with a card describing its whereabouts and age.
Be sure to know about decanting of wine. You may never have heard of it but it is something most people practice. During decanting, you let the wine breathe before serving it to the guests. This allows for the smooth taste in wine. Old wines have sediments that form inside them that may be bitter during the tasting and thus have to be eliminated. Most young wines are however good to serve without this process as they possess no sediments in them.
If it is your event, invite a manageable number of guests. Do not invite everyone in the event as that is inappropriate for such an event. Avoid having a lot of guest who may come and create hassle for no reason. That may create an element of discomfort to your guests as they may feel rushed. The guest may end up losing sight of the aim of the wine tasting and engage on other non-important agendas. As the host make sure that the guest are not many than the resources on the event as that may give spurious results.
Have a variety of food that go well with the event. Do not think in the line of heavy food as they may change the way the wine feels in the mouth. bringing light food into the event like bread and snacks is on spot as the guests tend to concentrate on the main agenda which is tasting wine not food. Foods like unsalted crackers come in handy as it allows people present to stick to the theme of the day which is wine tasting.
Avail water to your guest during the event. It is very important that as the guest taste different wines they drink water to differentiate the tastes. The guests may rinse their mouths to taste another kind of wine or just drink the water to quench their thirst. You thus have to ensure that there is a good water supply in the event.