Tips for organizing a wine tasting potluck party

December 24, 2010

Philippines Wine Supplier Yats Wine Cellars is pleased to share with you these articles about wine and luxury beverages.

It’s great to have a group of people over for a casual social event, but costs can quickly add up. But one idea that can be unique for guests and inexpensive for you as the host is a wine tasting potluck! By contributing just a few items and inviting guests to add their favorite bottle of wine, you can have a great wine tasting event at a relatively low price to you as the host!
You can put as much or as little into this event, but a few nice touches will make it memorable to your friends and most likely start a new tradition with your group of friends. Follow these easy steps to create your evening:
1) Invite your friends: this kind of event works well with just about any number of guests. You can invite four close friends, or you can have 15-20 people over for a larger event. It’s up to you because any number will work!
2) Inform your guests of the requirements: let the guests know that this is a wine “potluck” of sorts. Invite them to bring their favorite bottle of wine. Be sure to tell them that it doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive-the fun part is seeing the unique collection of wines that will be assembled.
3) Add the basics: this is where you’ll realize how easy it really is to host this event! Check out the gourmet section of your local grocery store for unique cheeses and coordinating crackers. There are some great articles right here on Helium that can clue you in on the world of gourmet cheeses! Also, pick up an inexpensive box of wine glasses from your local party supply store. You won’t believe how cheap they are, and you won’t have to worry about butter-fingered guests breaking your good crystal. If you don’t have wine charms collecting dust in your china cabinet, pick up a few brightly colored markers so that guests can write their initials on the base of their glass. Finally, grab some cute napkins while you’re picking up the glasses at the party supply and you’re set!
4) Extra touch: the basics will provide you with a great night, but if you want to spend a little more money, you can add a bit more to the night. Stop at a dollar store or hit the bargain bins at your local craft or discount store for inexpensive journals. Hand them to your guests when they arrive, along with a pen. This way, they can keep track of the names of the wines that they like, as well as what they tasted like and what foods they would accompany. Your guests will love the memento and enjoy doing this wine “research”. They can continue to keep track of favorites in their new wine journal long after your party. It might even encourage someone else to host a similar event! If you want to alter this idea, but with less money, pick up a pack of nice stationery paper and provide everyone with a few sheets to keep their notes.
Remember to keep things casual and hopefully, your wine tasting potluck will be a low-stress, inexpensive way to get your friends together for a fun and different event

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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 Manila and other major cities of 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 Manila 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 cozy 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.

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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.

Generally regarded by food and wine lovers in Manila to be one of the best restaurants outside of Manila, Yats Restaurant also offers a comfortable and stylish wine bar called the Magnum Room. This allows guests of this fine dining restaurant to stay after dinner to enjoy a glass of Cognac, Armagnac, Port, Sauternes or Scotch. This is one of the best restaurants in Pampanga to drink wine. Other selections of wine in this fine dining restaurant in Clark Pampanga include fine wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Napa Valley, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Spain and Italy. Some of the popular choices of wine for guests of the good restaurants in Pampanga include Chianti, Chablis, Meursault, Vosne-Romanee, Corton and Vintage Port.

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