How to Host a Wine Tasting Party

Date: December 31, 2010
A Beginner’s Guide to Learning About the World of Wine
The popularity of wine has risen significantly over the past ten years, with a rise in the pursuit of becoming a wine connoisseur. Although a love of wine is a prerequisite to become an ‘official’

connoisseur, the talent also needs to be developed, grown, and enhanced over time. With the overwhelming amount of information available on wine, the various magazines covering latest finds, and an extensive history of wine-making across the globe, it can be an intimidating subject. A great way to begin is to host a wine tasting party in your home! Organize an evening with friends and family to learn about wine basics, and begin your journey into the World of Wine as a lifetime learning opportunity. You’ll quickly learn how the rich history of the regions play a key role in wine cultivation, how to define and identify tastes and flavors on your palette, and how to pour wine the ‘proper’ way.

Step 1:

The first step in organizing your wine tasting is to choose from either a red, or white wine for that evening. Although you may want to do both, it is recommended to choose one to start and follow up with another session for the next time. You’ll not only benefit from a thorough understanding of the one type, but you’ll quickly learn your tolerance level for the taste. If you and the attendees are not frequent wine drinkers, this is a great opportunity to begin slowly.


The second step is to select five to six wines and note the regions. Visit your local wine store and ask to speak with a sales representative or knowledgeable staff member for recommendations. Remember, you are looking for basic, ‘beginner’ wines for now, and can move onto the more in-depth and Reserve wines at a later date.

Step 3:
A Beginner’s Guide to Learning About the World of Wine
Select appetizers and side dishes to serve. The third step after choosing red or white, will be to complement the tasting with snacks. Well-chosen snacks include natural cheese, fresh fruit, and even plain pieces of

steak for red wines. For white, opt for light cheeses, crackers, and light salty snacks. The idea is to enhance the wine’s flavors, and not overwhelm the palates with a full-course meal!

Step 4:

Arrange meeting time, place, and date, and send out invites! Round up a fun crowd of friends and family, and do disclose the purpose of the event.

Step 5:

Ensure that water and soda water are readily available. This is necessary to ‘cleanse’ the palette between tasting each type of wine, so that you can truly experience the unique flavor, textures, and density of each wine. Some may choose to simply ‘roll’ the wine in their mouths and spit it out in order to taste; make sure there are plenty of bowls available for this!

Step 6: Construct comment/note cards to make note of your findings. This is a great activity for all members of your party, as it encourages note-taking on your new discoveries! It also makes sure you know what wine you now like, (or dislike) after your results. You can even set up a ‘blind taste-test’ at this point, and see who’s taste buds are most trained to identify flavors and corresponding wine.

Step 7: Keep track in a tasting log. This can be a journal, an electronic log, or any sort of notebook that let’s you remember what you have tried, and how different varieties taste. By writing these down, you can also research each brand, location, or vintage online for more information.

Step 8: Enjoy and continue researching! As you get better and more comfortable, invite your ‘club’ for future tastings, and develop plans for your next region or wine type. You can choose specific wines from one country, one state, or even one varietal and expand from there.

The key to beginning wine tasting is to learn as much as you can as you go along. You will never know every single wine or vintage, but you can learn a lot from magazines, books, and online resources that showcase signature and trademark selections. Seek out local wine bistros and stores that feature their own tastings, and you’ll also find more people with a similar interest. You’ll also learn the many definitions to describe what you experience with each wine, a key characteristic of the well-educated wine connoisseur!

Some of the good restaurants in Pampanga offer a unique dining experience that is not commonly found in even the best restaurants in Manila. Some of the fine restaurants in Pampanga are found inside Clark. Business executives discover that the good restaurants in Clark Pampanga offer some of the best places for business meetings also. The Magnum Room wine bar of Yats Restaurant is one of the best places to drink wine and also to relax and unwind with friends. Visitors to Clark Philippines rarely pass up in the opportunity to dine at one of the best restaurants in Pampanga.

Are these articles useful for enhancing your wine and dine experience in the Philippines. Do they also help you with travel, leisure, vacation, dining out, nightlife and other leisure activities plans in Philippines? Yats Restaurant hopes to provide you with ample information so you can plan your trips to Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone whether you are travelling from Manila or other Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia or Korea.

Restaurant reservations in Philippines, planning of menu, selection of wine for dinner and booking a private function and event in Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone can all be handled. Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar has been regarded by many to be the premier restaurant north of Manila Philippines. Its 3000-line award-winning restaurant wine list has kept many wine lovers happy dining in this restaurant in Angeles City Clark Philippines for over a decade.

Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar was built by Hong Kong-based Yats International in 2000 to provide a world-class fine dining restaurant, business meeting facilities and venues for private dinners and functions in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone. Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines was selected for this restaurant because of safety, clean air, absence of traffic and proximity to Manila and Subic.

For comments, inquiries and reservations, email or call these numbers:
(045) 599-5600 0922-870-5178 0917-520-4401 ask for Ernest or Pedro.


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.


Good restaurants in Pampanga offer facilities for private dining and business meetings. This makes these restaurants in Clark Pampanga convenient for tourists as well as business travelers. This is one of the best restaurants in Pampanga that serve good steaks as well as excellent seafood. Yats Restaurant and wine bar is one of the reasons why Manila residents travel to Pampanga to wine and dine in the good restaurants outside Manila. The wine selection of this restaurant is already well known as one of the best in the Philippines. Many people want to train here in this famous restaurant to become a wine sommelier in the Philippines.


Residents of Angeles City Pampanga and Subic often complain about the lack of fine dining restaurants in their home town.  Many food and wine lovers travel to Clark Pampanga to wine and dine in restaurants in Clark Philippines.  Clark offers some of the best restaurants in Pampanga, equal in quality to if not better than some of the best restaurants in Manila.  Located inside Mimosa where visitors enjoy golf or spend time in the casino, Yats Restaurant is a popular choice of a good place to eat steaks and seafood.  This is also one of the popular family restaurants because this restaurant is child friendly.




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