Wine Tasting Simplified

Wine tasting made simple

This post will answer some of the most common and basic questions surrounding proper wine tasting. Questions like, swirl or smell first? And why swirl at all?! How do you smell and why do people stick their noses in the glass?! What about that first sip? Do you take a big sip, or little, and why? We’ll go over all these questions and more!

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Fruit and nut tray

Try a wine pairing with fruits and nuts! Perfect when you just want a little something to nibble on with your wine!

Last week I blogged about creating a wine and cheese tray, and while they are fabulous and fun, they are generally more filling. I think of cheese trays more as a full appetizer. So what do you do when you want a wine to sip on, and want something to nibble on with it, but nothing too filling?! Enter: the fruit and nut tray! Not only is it gorgeous, it is tasty too! You’d be amazed at how well nuts and fruits can pair with wine!

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Creating a Fabulous Wine and Cheese Tray

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Two words. Cheese orphans. Ever heard of cheese orphans?! They are called different things at different markets, but I will always call them ‘cheese orphans’. When your deli clerk cuts up huge cheese wheels for individual sale, he will be left with several tiny pieces that are too small for anyone to really use. These are cheese orphans. They really are just for sampling and are typically only a few dollars. This is a fun way to try all new kinds of cheeses without breaking the bank.

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A Beginners Guide to Wine Glasses

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Have you ever noticed there are a million different shapes and sizes of wine glasses?! Seriously, think about it… white wine glasses, red wine glasses, port or dessert glasses, champagne flutes, then each of THOSE categories have even more SUB categories under them! Have you ever wondered why there are so many shape varieties? And have you ever wondered if it even matters?!

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