Traveling Vineyard brings the wine tasting experience home

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Travel, Wine | Posted on 13-10-2017

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Imagine if you could tour some of the greatest vineyards in the world, hopping from winery to winery and tasting every red, white, and sparking wine variety they have to offer. What if you could do all of this without leaving your living room? That’s the idea behind Traveling Vineyard.

Traveling Vineyard hosted their first in home wine tasting in 2001. Ever since then, they’ve been growing fast. Their model of laid-back, in home wine tasting parties makes wine fun, social, and accessible, and gives people the opportunity to try great wines from around the world with a sommelier and without a plane ticket.

The Traveling Vineyard’s website, http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20150119-get-rich-selling-wine-to-friends, is informative and very easy to navigate. People interested in hosting a party can easily submit their information on the site to be paired with a local wine guide and plan their tasting. This also makes it simple for Traveling Vineyard’s wine guides to book tastings, a win-win.

Hosting a Traveling Vineyard party is simple and free for the host.

First, the host visits https://twitter.com/travelinvinyard?lang=en to find a Traveling Vineyard wine guide. This will be the tour guide to wine tasting.

Next, the host picks a date for the tasting party.

Then, the host works with the wine guide to select the five wines to include in the tasting. This could be selected around a theme such as Cabernet, wines from particular region, or even a particular year. Traveling Vineyard’s social media like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are a great place for hosts to find inspiration.

The wines provided by Traveling Vineyard are exclusively distributed through the company. Guests at the tasting will have the opportunity to purchase the wines they taste, which usually retail around $15-20 per bottle.

Once the guide, date, and wines are picked out, the host invites his or her guests. Traveling Vineyard recommends around 15 or more guests for each party. A wine tasting is a fun option for a girls night, a birthday party, a couples dinner party, a reunion weekend, or even a get-together with co-workers.

The Traveling Vineyard wine guide provides the wine and glasses for the tasting. The host provides the ambiance. During the tasting, guests will have the opportunity to try each of the 5 wines and learn about the science of pairing food and wine.

Hosts and wine guides can discuss good hors d’oeuvres to serve at the tasting ahead of time. The party can be as formal or casual as the host would like.

On the day of the party, the Traveling Vineyard wine guide will arrive with the the wines to taste and buy, and fun, informative tools to help guests learn more about wine. Cheers!