Wine Tip Wednesday for Wine Tasting Party from LDV Wine Gallery

Wine tasting parties are a fun and popular way to get together with friends and learn a bit about wine. Peggy Fiadaca, co-owner of LDV Wine Gallery in Scottsdale offers up 5 tips to host a successful wine tasting party.

Below are her tips or you can watch Peggy’s Wine Tip Wednesday Youtube video

  1. Set a structure or theme for the evening
    1. Determine how many people you’re going to invite
    2. Set a price point for the wine
  2. Basic guidelines to the party
    1. Make sure each person gets at least a 2 oz pour
    2. Have a dump bucket and a pitcher of water
    3. Have neutral goodies such as crackers to clear the palette
  3. Have a good scoring sheet
    1. Find online or on LDV website
    2. Fun to have a prize for winner who brings the best wine
  4. Think about the order you’re going to pour each wine
    1. White wine before red wine
  5. Learn about the theme if you are the host                                                       1. Understand characteristics of the wine you are using as the theme

To learn more about LDV  Wine Gallery check out their website

Drink: Scottsdale Wine Trail hosts Santa Wine Around

As we continue to eat, DRINK & be merry during the holiday season new traditions are made. Thursday December 15th will be the first of an annual tradition as the Scottsdale Wine Trail hosts a Santa Wine Around as part of the month-long holiday celebration Scottsdazzle.

Walk, visit & taste at your own pace starting at 5 p.m. at one of the 5 tasting rooms along the walk-able SWT in downtown Scottsdale. Each tasting room will be will be offering guests discounts on wine tastings, pairings with delicious treats and more. Dress as Santa or Mrs. Claus and receive a commemorative glass.

Photo courtesy of LDV Wine Gallery

These are the 5 winery tasting rooms along the Scottsdale Wine Trail and the Santa Wine Around activities they will be featuring for the evening.

Aridus Wine Company 7173 E. Main Street, Scottsdale

Wine Tasting flights will be paired with holiday treats.

1/2 off the regular price of tastings.

Carlson Creek Tasting Room 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale

1/2 off the regular price of wine tastings

LDV Winery Wine Gallery 6951 E. 1st Street, Scottsdale (west of Goldwater & south of Indian School) 

 1/2 off the regular price of wine tastings

Free mulled wine and Christmas cookies

Pin the nose on Rudolph for more discounts

Salvatore Vineyards Tasting Room 7064 E. 5th Avenue; Scottsdale

1/2 off the regular price of wine tastings

10% off of cheese plates

Free Passion Chocolates

Su Vino Winery 7035 E. Main Street; Scottsdale
480-994-VINO (8466)

1/2 Off  the regular price of wine tastings