Party Planning: Prep for an At-Home Wine Tasting Party

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What’s the first thing you think when you discover a new favorite wine? If it’s, “I can’t wait to share this with [insert wine-loving friends’ names here],” we’re with you.

When you come across those wines that you just can’t get enough of, bring home a few extra bottles to share with the ones you love (or just really want to impress) and host an at-home wine tasting. You can taste a sampling of wines from a specific winery or wine region, or pick a specific varietal and try bottles from wineries statewide. Once you have the right wines, you can put together an impressive party in no time at all. Before the party, swing by your favorite local market to get complimentary snacks like cheeses, nuts and crackers (bonus points if you can pair foods from the same region with the wines that are being poured). From there, check out our hour-by-hour guide to make your day-of prepping a breeze.    

As you prep, check out our handy guide to figure out how many bottles to buy for your group. If you’re short, you can always pop into your nearby Fine Wine and Good Spirits shop or grocery store and peruse their selection of local wines. If you are having trouble deciding on what types of wines to buy, check out below for PA Wine Land white, red, and rose wine flight suggestions listed from dry to sweet. These wine flights show the intriguing diversity of wine that PA Wine Land has to offer.


White Wine Flight:

  1. Franklin Hill Vineyards – 2015, White Jade
  2. Olivero’s Vineyard – Traminette
  3. Armstrong Valley Winery & Vineyards – 2015, Muscato
  4. Benigna’s Creek Winery – 2016, Niagara


Red Wine Flight:

  1. Presque Isle Wine Cellars – 2013, Cabernet Franc
  2. Vynecrest Vineyard & Winery – Chambourcin
  3. Glades Pike Winery – Baco Noir
  4. Vineyard at Hershey – 2014, Merlot


Rose Wine Flight:

  1. Grace Winery – 2015, Rose
  2. Flickerwood Wine Cellars – Ruby Z
  3. Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery – Catawaba 
  4. Winery at Wilcox – Rasselas Rose


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