Summer is Golden Series: Wine Tasting Anniversary Party

      1. These are this summer’s big wedding anniversary years for couples around the country who’ve stayed married for 25, 40 and 50 years.

Summertime has long been the high season for weddings, so it’s no surprise that summer brings families together once again to celebrate wedding anniversaries. Families can travel more easily with kids out of school, and better weather makes outdoor events possible in more parts of the country.

If you are planning an anniversary party this summer, there’s a remarkable variety of regional influences around the country from which to draw inspiration. Here’s a look at some theme ideas we’ll be featuring in a blog series starting today:

  • Wine Tasting
  • Seafood (Clambakes and Crawfish Boils)
  • Barbecue (From Memphis to Kansas City to Dixie)
  • Southwest Fiesta
  • Travel-inspired

West Coast Wine Tasting The options for people who live in this part of the country are truly endless. This is especially true when you consider the number of wineries in well-known Napa and Sonoma Valleys, or also in areas like Woodinville, Washington, which boasts more wineries per square mile than any other region in the country!

For wineries with family-friendly eateries where large groups can gather, these regions also have much to offer. Outside of the big wineries themselves, hosting an anniversary party at highly original, visionary, artistic restaurants like Ubuntu in downtown Napa The Restaurant at Meadowood are two safe bets at well-known destinations. Luxurious, limo guided wine tours such as Beau Wine Tours is a classy option for the anniversary couple who are true wine enthusiasts.

But if you don’t have access to Napa, or the budget to dine out in large numbers, you can recreate a West Coast wine tasting experience in your own backyard, or at some other scenic outdoor location. All that’s needed is an informed, thoughtful selection of wines from your local shop and maybe an expert on hand to serve. Add in California-inspired cuisine (a.k.a. fresh ingredients) from a local caterer, or assign guests wine-paired dishes, and you can recreate an elegant wine-tasting feast. Check your local wedding reception listing for outdoor or patio areas facilities to host your event.

Around the World wine tasting Another fun wine tasting party idea is to broaden the scope of regions from which you draw your wines. Introduce guests to the fine young fruit wines of the Loire Valley or the smoky aromas in South American wines. With a little research and some expert input, you can give people a new appreciation of mixed wines. Most of all, don’t pretend you’re the expert–just an experimenter!

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