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Throw a Wine Tasting Party at Home With These DIY Ideas

We often turn to a good ol' glass of wine to celebrate a special achievement or milestone - no matter how big or small. So, we thought it was high time we celebrate the sip itself!

Rather than simply pouring a glass and tossing the bottle, reuse every part - from the bottle to the cork - and celebrate this timeless sip with these classy wine tasting ideas.

  • Host a wine tasting at home with the great products in this month's crate! Chalkboard paint, burlap bags, stencils and funny tags will offer plenty of inspiration for a casual celebration that brings friends together over yummy bites and fantastic sips.

  • Use chalkboard paint to label cheese trays or to personalize coasters for guests. You can also dip wine glass bottoms into the paint so guests can keep track of which glass is theirs or which wine they're sampling next.

  • Get creative with wine tasting decor, too! Repurpose a wine bottle you've already enjoyed with chalkboard paint. Then, write any special message, note or sign on it to fit the celebration.

  • Wine tasting parties aren't stuffy - they're fun! So make sure this blind wine tasting party game makes it onto the party agenda. Craft chic wine bottle bags from burlap sacks and label them. Stick a different wine bottle in each bag and provide tasting clues to your guests and see if they can identify which bottle is which. Make sure you give them tasting cards to jot notes down, too!

  • Gifting wine is a common practice around the holidays or for birthdays. Rather than simply using the informal and bland bag you get from the liquour store, customize your wine bottle gift . This makes a great favor after a wine tasting party, too!

  • If you are gifting a bottle of wine for a special occasion, consider pairing it with a batch of our homemade red wine cupcakes to really impress! Cupcakes and wine are a favorite pairing of everyone we know and this gift will go down in the books as one of the best ever.

  • Don't just toss away all the wine bottle corks you'll have left over from your tasting. Get crafty and make a snack bowl for the next tasting you host for a simple, chic and repurposed themed decoration.

  • Hosting a wine tasting for an adult birthday at home is always fun. Make a birthday sign with stencils and chalkboard paint.

  • Impress any party guest with one of our top 10 recipes to make with wine . From classics reinvented like this red wine pesto, to sparkling wine floats to red wine French Toast, we've got some simple, yet impressive recipes inspired by our favorite sip.

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