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Supplies You’ll Need to Host a Wine Tasting
Choose a clean and quiet room with little foot traffic. The room (and the guests) should be free of strong odors and there should be enough room for everyone to have a comfortable amount of space at a table.
You’ll need:
Wine glasses (see our Wine Glass Guide)
A corkscrew
Water for rinsing the glasses between wines
Buckets for discarded water and wine
White paper placemats or a white tablecloth so that you can judge the color of the wine
Pens, pencils and paper or tasting sheets. You can download tasting mats and wine evaluation charts below.
A snack to help cleanse the palate between wines. Plain bread and crackers are ideal.
Downloadable PDF Files: Wine Evaluation Chart | Wine-Tasting Mat
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