Looking for something fun and unique to do at your next girls night, birthday party, holiday gathering, or a random Tuesday? That involves wine, naturally? Well, I recently hosted a blind wine tasting party and turned it into a game so I thought I would share it with you all as it was a big hit! Funny story…I thought I had pretty much made this game up myself and was super proud of myself as my creativity level is zero. Well, turns out this game (or variations of) are all over the internet hahaha. Oh well. Anyways, here we go…
Blind Wine Tasting
1- First, decide how many varietals you want to taste. I used Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, a Red Blend, and a Zin.
2- Get some type of pouring container, like above, for each varietal. If you do not want to go out and buy anything you can always just slip a brown paper bag over the actual wine bottle. That way no one can see the label.
3- Label each container/bag with its number. For example: Sauvignon Blanc was #1 so I put 1 on the pouring container and a 1 on the bottom of the Sauvignon Blanc bottle (that way I did not forget in which order the wines were).
4- Fill each container with its corresponding wine.
5- Each guest is to be given a piece of paper where, in this case, they numbered 1-6.
6- Finally, begin with the first pour and each guest is to taste it and write down their answer. Continue on until you have completed the blind tasting.
7- Once the blind wine tasting is over tell the guests which wine each number was…whoever gets the most correct wins a bottle of wine!
With the blind wine tasting I, also, served each guest a cheese plate with jams that paired perfectly with each wine. During the game the guests, also, guessed the type of cheese they were trying. The purpose of this was in case there was a tie for how many wines guessed correctly then I would need a tie breaker…whoever guessed the most wines AND cheeses won. Next week I will post on my cheese and jam plates.
Of course, all of this was served with some PHENOMENAL food. Early next week I will post about all the fabulous food stations we made but here is a sneak peak…