Discover the new party trend – host a wine tasting at home! Of course we think Sharrott wines will keep your guests happy…
If you’ve seen the movie “Bottle Shock,” you know wine tastings can be rather intimidating. The 2008 film depicts the now-famous “Judgment of Paris” tasting in 1976, in which a group of French sommeliers gathered to compare classic vintages of Bordeaux and Burgundy to the new wave of American wines emerging from the Napa Valley.
In the tasting scene, the impeccably dressed sommeliers sit at a table covered with dozens of wine glasses. There is little discussion and hardly a smile — just lots of pensive sipping and scribbling of notes. When the results are tallied, the French are shocked — shocked! — to discover that the upstart Americans won the day. Frowns and sneers all around.
Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Not!
In reality, most wine tastings aren’t nearly so stuffy.