Plan Your Wedding Wine Tasting Stations at the Best Wine Store in New York
If you want your wedding guests to have a good time, a full bar is a great place to start. If you want them to have an even better time, try offering a wine tasting station. It's a fun and educational addition to the usual menu and entertainment activities.
Picking Wines for Your Wedding Wine Tasting Station: As long as you have enough different wines to make it interesting, you can make your station as simple or complex as you like. That might mean having about 3 to 5 varieties each of red and white wines or focusing in one type of wine. Since it's a wedding, sparkling wines are obviously a natural choice. You might also want to get a little sentimental, and select wines that have a special meaning for you as a couple - like the bottle you ordered on your first formal dinner date or a wine you discovered when you went on vacation in Italy.
Suggestions for Serving: Any tasting will be more productive if you provide some information. You could have staff who can describe each wine and answer any questions, or print out cards with background details. If there's an order to your tasting, let your guests know so they can follow the program. Keep in mind that tasting pours are only about 2 ounces so each bottle should serve about twice as many people compared to standard servings.
Extra Touches: Think about creative food pairings, along with plain bread and crackers to clean the palate. A lounge area or other seating arrangements that encourage conversation will also make for a festive atmosphere.
If you like the idea of having wine tasting stations at your wedding, and want some help with the arrangements, contact us. We're consistently rated as one of the top wine stores in New York, and we'd be honored to do our part in creating a memorable experience for you and your guests.
- Adam Linet