Wine Tasting Wichita KS

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Twin Rivers Vineyard & Winery
(316) 755-1403
5930 W 85Th St North
Valley Center, KS

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Wyldewood Cellars
951 East 119Th Street
Peck, KS

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Goebel Liquor
(316) 943-2911
Rob's World of Beers 352 S. West St. Suite 400
Wichita, KS
 
Mort's Martini and Cigar Bar
(316) 262-1785
923 E 1st St
Wichita, KS
 
Heatherington's Wines & Liquor
(316) 265-0175
322 West Harry Street
Wichita, KS
 
Myers Liquor
(316) 687-5045
340 S Greenwich Rd
Wichita, KS
 
Wyldewood Cellars Winery
316-554-WINE (316-554-9463)
Hwy 53 (off I-35 @ Exit 33&)
Mulvane, KS
 
Old Chicago
(316) 264-2057
300 N Mead St
Wichita, KS
 
Pawnee Liquor & Smoke Shop
(316) 267-9200
606 E Pawnee Street
Wichita, KS 
 
Lynch Retail Liquor
(316) 943-7301
1620 South Meridian Avenue
Wichita, KS
 
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Wine tasting how to: host a wine tasting party

Whether you're already a connoisseur of fine wine, or simply enjoy a glass or two now and then, one of the best ways to enjoy wine and learn more about it is to host a wine tasting for friends. Hosting such an occasion in your home is a great way for you and your guests to become more familiar with the pleasures of wine while socializing in an intimate atmosphere that is relaxed yet sophisticated.

Where do you begin? In some cases, guests bring the wines, based on the tasting theme of the evening. If you're doing a blind tasting, cover the labels or place the bottles in bags to hide their identities. Number the bottles and refer to the numbers during the taste comparisons and ratings.

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To have more fun, have guests compete to win a nominal prize for guessing the most wines correctly. And keep a book on wines handy, for a bit of read-out-loud information for everyone to share.

Bridget Quinn, tasting room manager and events coordinator at Palmer Vineyards in Riverhead, NY, offers advice for hosting a successful wine-tasting party:

Keep it intimate

Limit the guest list to no more than 15. A large gathering isn't conducive to interaction and discussion.

Pick a theme

Narrow your wine selection by focusing on a particular grape, such as Chardonnay or Merlot, and offering roughly five different bottles of each. Or, purchase five different bottles from one region, such as Cabernet Sauvignons from Long Island's North Fork or California Pinot Noirs. If you and your guests are more discerning, you might choose different vintages or years of the exact same wine to compare. (Click herefor  90+ Point Rated Wines under $20 from California )

Less is More

Offer guests two different glasses of wine at a time, and limit the amount you pour to about two ounces.

Let the Discussion Begin

"I find a lot of people are timid to talk about what they are experiencing," say Quinn. Tasting wine is all about look, smell, and taste. That's why it's important to encourage your guests to look at the wine, and take notes on its color with pens and paper you provide. Come up with names to describe the colors you see, whether it's maroon or garnet for reds, or straw or pale green for whites.

Next, encourage guests to swirl the wine in their glasses. That lets the air and specifically, the oxygen, combine with the wine molecules, explains Quinn. Sniff the aromas, then stick your nose in the glass and really inhale. Ask guests what they smell. Is it oak, berries, fruit, or citrus? Write it down.

Finally, take a sip. "You're looking to really focus on those flavors," says Quinn. Reds are often reminiscent of berries, or they may have woody and bell pepper tastes. White wines often have apple, floral, or vanilla flavors.

Is the wine sweet or dry? Capture your first impressions on paper. Now savor the wine in your mouth.

Finally, experience the finish after it is swallowed. Does the wine linger in your mouth? Encourage guests to share their though...

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