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I’ve partnered with Böen Wine to share my best wine tasting party tips to help you share your best life with those you love, and enjoy Böen​. Read this post, grab a bottle of Böen Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, and call up your girls. It’s about to be on and popping in a sophisticated way, y’all. Let’s get into it.

pouring Chardonnay into wine glasses


open bottle of Chardonnay next to two glasses

Keep it Simple

First things first, save yourself a lot of stress. If enjoyment is the end goal, make it easy from the outset. There’s no need to feature a dozen different wine varietals, especially for intimate gatherings. For this small wine tasting setup, I focused on Böen Chardonnay and also picked up a bottle Böen Pinot Noir as an option for red wine lovers. Alternatively, you could have each person bring their favorite bottle within a specific theme like “buttery whites” or “bold reds”. Yet another option is to focus on one particular brand. Böen is a Joe Wagner brand and Joe Wagner is a 5th generation winemaker that has forged strong relationships with California’s top winegrowers over nearly two decades.

Pro Tip: Place your chardonnay in the fridge for about an hour before serving.

grabbing almonds off butcher paper spread

Pair the Right Snacks

Wine and cheese is a no-brainer pairing but there are many more yummy things you can add into the mix. Certain foods are naturally complemented by different wines. Pick one or two that pair well with each wine you’re serving. Here’s the simple menu of finger foods I paired with Böen Chardonnay and Böen Pinot Noir.

  • Almonds (pairs well with Chardonnay)
  • Brie Cheese (pairs well with Chardonnay)
  • Dark Chocolate (pairs well with Pinot Noir)
  • Nut Thin Crackers
  • Sliced Apples
  • Strawberries (pairs well with Pinot Noir)
  • Walnuts
spread of wine and snacks on butcher paper

Minimize Cleanup

If you play your cards right, wine glasses and cheese knives can be your only dishes at the end of the night! I recommend laying out butcher paper to place your spread on. Not only does this make for easy cleanup (just throw it away when done), it’s also a fun way to display and label each item with a just marker. I did a similar setup at my Insecure-themed birthday party last year and it was a hit!

Pro Tip:Write down the tasting notes of each wine on the butcher paper to help guide your guests’ experience.

black women enjoying wine and chocolate


bottle of pinot noir next to dark chocolate and strawberries

I hope these wine tasting party tips are helpful to you in pulling off your next slightly fancy turn up. And there’s no need to wait for a special occasion. Any old evening is a good excuse to relax with friends over a good bottle. See here to find out where you can try Böen​ wine for yourself at a retailer near you! As always, thanks for reading!

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