Northern Virginia Wine Tasting – Things to Remember

One of the most important things about wine tasting is that you need to follow a particular etiquette for it whether you do it at a vineyard, a restaurant, or a private wine tasting party.  Blue Valley is an excellent venue for Northern Virginia Wine Tasting. We have enough award-winning wines in our collection to keep you busy all day. If you bring your friends and family with you to the venue, the event becomes even more exceptional.

When hosting a wine tasting party, only invite people who can easily accommodate in the room where the party will be held. A large crowd can be intimidating. You don’t want any of your guests to rush things when they’re pouring a drink or tasting the wine. Blue Valley has approximately seven venues to accommodate your needs for the occasion, and you can choose an appropriate venue based on your needs.

When hosting a wine tasting, keep bottled water on hand at all times. This makes it possible for your guests to wash their mouths after tasting various wines. If you’ve just finished a very heavy wine, make sure you have plenty of water on hand for your guests. If you don’t, their next tasting may be clouded by the heaviness still in their mouths. Furthermore, water is beneficial since guests will become thirsty and need to drink something other than wine.

What is Blind Tasting?

The best way to conduct a wine tasting party is to serve the wine to your guests blindly. This method of wine tasting is often called blind tasting. This means you don’t want your guests to find out what you’re serving them. You could serve the wine in a black wine glass. However, neither the form of the bottle of the wine nor the label on the bottle should be visible to the guests.

You never want a wine taster’s opinion to be swayed because they know specifics about a particular wine. Color, reputation, price, and geographic region of origin are all factors that can influence a taster’s opinion of a wine.

When people are aware of these considerations, they form opinions about wine. When a wine is very costly or comes from a specific geographical region, some people have preconceived notions about the various varieties. By removing the tasters’ preconceptions, a wine tasting will run more smoothly, and the wine scores will be more precise.

If you want to know more about Northern Virginia wine tasting or about Blue Valley wine tasting venues, please fill out the contact form on our website and sit back and relax. We assure you that one of our representatives will get in touch with you at the earliest.

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Terry Kaye

Terry Kaye is Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery’s exclusive events planner and consultant. Terry Kaye Events is a full-service event design, styling and planning boutique specializing in Vineyard weddings, social occasions, and corporate affairs in and around Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. From intimate gatherings to the most lavish of events, TKE will manage every aspect of your party with creativity, elegance, and grace.

Terry Kaye, Owner and Lead Event Consultant, has been in the event planning sector since 2000 and has over 18 years of hands-on industry experience. Previous employers include Marriott, Aramark and private planning firms. Her attention to detail, creative vision, and undeniable style guarantees a flawless execution of every event she plans.
Terry resides in the heart of Fauquier County with her husband, three boys and their dog named Sunny.