What is a wine pairing event?
Wine pairing events should be fun and educational. The event could be a very casual pairing of Chardonnays with passed hors d’oeuvres, a sit-down tasting with 3-4 wines or a formal multi-course dinner. The sommelier introduces the wines and gives a simple overall flavor profile. Encouraging guests’ comments makes the event lively.
Planning a wine pairing event
You can plan a wine pairing event for any number of people by choosing a restaurant’s Chef’s tasting menu, or having 2-3 wines recommended by the sommelier to pair with your own selected menu. An ideal number of guests is 8-10 per bottle for a tasting.
Wine pairing tips
You don’t need to follow a standard of Chardonnay with fish and Cabernet with beef. Drink wine that you like. A sommelier can assist you with wine pairings that will enhance the flavors of food and your dining experience.
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