We’ve come to the end of our #StayatHome series, whose goal was to give you ideas for parties and family events to organize during the Coronavirus quarantine.
Today we give you another idea. We are all passionate about wine here: we like to discover its aromas, flavors, nuances and secrets. So, what do you think about organizing a wine tasting by videoconference? Below, you will find some of our suggestions on how to taste your wine (or wines) at home via video call with your friends and family, so that you can share your experience and enjoy the moment as if you were together.
Set up your wine tasting at home
Let’s make a brief summary of how to organize this wine workshop among friends. The first thing, of course, is to connect you all by videoconference. We’ve already given you some ideas on how to do it in our post titled #stayathome and make the most of it.
Secondly, prepare your “stage” for your wine tasting. A comfortable table, proper glasses, good lighting, corkscrew, etc. The best time is before lunch, around noon, or late afternoon.
Also, keep in mind the three phases of the tasting: sight, smell, and taste. The important thing, however, is that you have fun. Nobody expects a professional tasting under these circumstances! The best thing is to relax, try different wines, discuss them with friends via video call, compare ideas and create good moments!
It would be ideal if you and your friends all had the same wines to taste, so that you can exchange views on the same products. If not, that’s okay, too.
White wine for your home tasting
Let’s start with white wines. White wine is a very versatile type of wine, easy to drink and with a great variety of flavors. A good idea is to try to compare wines from different wineries but elaborated with the same grape variety. Let’s start with José Pariente Verdejo 2018, produced by Bodegas José Pariente in Rueda, and compare it with the Verdejo by Bodegas Naia, Naia 2018. Can you taste the difference?
Or, you can try different Chardonnays from different countries. We recommend Bogle Vineyards Chardonnay 2018, from California,Joseph Drouhin Pouilly Vinzelles 2016, from France, Meerlust Chardonnay 2018, from South Africa, and Planeta Chardonnay 2018, from Italy.
Red wine for your home tasting
In every tasting session, red wines should be left for the end, as they are the strongest wines. In this case, our proposal is to taste wines in the same price range, in order to make more truthful comparisons.
Pruno 2017 is a Spanish wine elaborated with Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Tinta Fina. You can compare it with another gem from Spain: Ramón Bilbao Crianza 2016, the purest essence of Tempranillo!
If you want to raise the bar a bit, you can treat yourself with wines that have received international awards and high ratings from the most demanding critics. With Emilio Moro 2017, Poliziano Rosso di Montepulciano 2016 and Tignanello Antinori Toscana 2016, your wine tasting experience will reach its highest level!
If you need more advice on the best wines to organize a wine tasting at home, you will find other suggestions in the special section of the website that we have specifically prepared for these times.
And remember: drink in moderation and #StayatHome!