Angeles City Clark Philippines Wine Shop: How Can I Organize a Wine Tasting Party?

March 13, 2011

A wine tasting party can be a great way to experience new flavors of wine, develop a wine palate, and spend a pleasant evening with friends. Organizing a wine tasting party well in advance ensures that it will run smoothly, and that everyone will have a good time. To host a wine tasting party, you will need a guide, an assortment of wines and drinking equipment, people to consume the wines, things to take tasting notes with, and possibly food to pair with the wines.
The guide is a crucial part of a wine tasting party. If you already know someone who is experienced and willing to facilitate, ask him or her to lead the group. If you do not know anybody who is knowledgeable about wine, consider hiring a sommelier or wine expert. If all the members of the group agree to split the cost, an expert may not be terribly expensive. Experts are also extremely informative and passionate about wine, and that will make the evening more fun.
Wine selection is an important consideration when holding a wine tasting party, and it is a good idea to come up with a theme. You may, for example, want to taste an assortment of Rieslings from all over the world to compare different growing techniques and production methods. Experimentations with pairings can also be enjoyable, or you could focus on biodynamic and organic wines. You can also go for a fun theme, like “Que Syrah Shiraz,” to get party goers into the theme. It can also be enjoyable to ask guests to bring a bottle each of their favorite red or white wine, to expose people to entirely new flavors.
The party organizer can either ask each guest to bring a bottle, or he or she can acquire all of the wines at once to ensure a proper selection. Bringing the wine expert along helps to ensure that the best wines for the tasting are chosen. Drinking equipment is also very important. An assortment of wine glasses along with a spitting bucket should be provided. Although spitting might seem rather uncouth, in a tasting which involves anything more than five wines, the guests will quickly be rendered incapable of thoughtful consideration of each taste unless they spit.
The people who consume the wines at a wine tasting party should all be of legal drinking age for the nation in which the party is being held. It helps to get a big group together, so that a wide range of opinions and wine tasting experience will be included. A big group can also help to split the cost of the wine, which can get formidable in large tastings.
Tasting notes are a crucial part of a wine tasting party. Make sure to have enough paper and pens to distribute to guests, so that they can take notes as they taste, to remember their experiences. You can also print up tasting rating cards which guests can use to talk about the wines. Tasting notes might seem silly until you taste 10 wines and cannot remember which was your favorite, so encourage guests to take notes. It can also be fun to compare notes during the tasting, and talk about the experiences that guests are having with each sip.
Finally, food to pair with the wines is a great idea. Make sure that guests eat before the tasting, because you do not want to cloud the flavors of the wines with food while you are tasting them, but you also do not want to taste wines on an empty stomach. During the tasting itself, you want to stick with neutral palate cleansers like crackers to nibble between tastings. After the tasting, however, an assortment of cheeses, chocolates, and other finger foods can be set out. A late supper of foods which pair well with the wines could also be served.


Foodies and wine lovers travel north from Manila to wine and dine at Philippines’ best fine dining restaurant in Pampanga Clark Freeport worth the 60-minutes drive for a memorable evening of good food with vintage wine at Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar

This fine dining restaurant is also famous for its low carbohydrates “low carb” dishes highly recommended for frequent diners who are on a low fat food and favor healthy food. This is a unique restaurant that can help frequent diners maintain a healthy diet and enjoy delicious fine dining cuisine at the same time. Vegetarian dishes are a specialty here also and so are “halal” cuisines also.

Favorites of frequent diners, foodies and wine lovers are steaks, Wagyu, Foie Gras, lobsters, venison, kangaroo loin, osso buco, veal chops, Kurabuto pork, escargots and a good selection of cheeses to enjoy with fine Vintage port and Sauternes. Cuban cigars such as Monte Cristo, Cohiba, Upmann, Partagas, Romeo Julieta and Trinidad are also available in the Magnum Room which is a wine bar and lounge for before and after dinner relaxation. A good selection of Armagnac, Cognac, Single Malt, Vodka and other liquor is served in addition to the wine vintage wines some served by the glass.

Recent opinion survey of frequent travelers heading north towards Subic and Clark Pampanga revealed that the number one most frequently visited fine dining restaurant in Pampanga is Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar located in Clark Philippines.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

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