When hosting a dinner or wine tasting event, you'll want to think about the order of the wine's you'll serve.
When hosting a dinner party or a wine tasting, you will probably serve more than one type of wine. Traditionally, white wines have been served before reds.
This is because you want the next wine to taste as good as, or better, than the wine before it. You also want the wines to complement the food you serve. Give some thought about the menu and the sequence of the wines.
Here is a simple guideline.
- White wine before red wine
- Light wine before heavy wine
- Dry wine before sweet wine
Remember, this is a guide, not a hard and fast set of rules. Don't stress over trying the guidelines to the letter. Do you have a spicy soup or appetizer? Serve a a light Beaujolais, such as the Relais de Chatignac Beaujolais Villages
Later you may perfer a heavy bodied Chardonnay to accompany the main course. You may opt for two white wines or two red wines. Drink a lighter wine first and then a fuller bodied wine second.