Celebration party

Name card using wine bottle corks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vinsmaking

Utseende

Hvor dyp er fargen på vinen? Er den grumset eller klar? Ugjennomsiktig eller gjennomsiktig? Hvordan sitter vinen på overflaten av glasset?

Bouquet

Drei vinen rundt i glasset i 10 sekunder. Hva kan du lukte? Vanilje? Bær? Eik? Sitrus?

Smak og syre

Ta en slurk. Er vinen syrlig? Søt? Skarp? Tørr? Fruktig? Hvor mye tannin har den? Etterlater den en sterk ettersmak?

Din beste gjetning

Vær modig. Gjett hvilken vin dette kan være. Hvilken drue tror du det er? Hvilket område er den fra? Og hvilken årgang?

Rangering

Gi hver vin poeng på en skala på 10 etter kvalitet. Hvilken er din favoritt?

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Experiment with unusual place mats. Rather than opting for traditional square fabric place mats, go for something a little more unconventional. Ornate paper doilies make a fantastic kitsch alternative, and look stunning when placed underneath clear glass tableware – giving the impression that the plate itself is intricately patterned. The advantage of using paper placemats or doilies is that they can also be printed with words or even images, making them ideal as take-home mementos.

Give guests small party favours. These can be anything from a small box of truffles to miniature scented candles. Alternatively, if you’re willing to invest slightly more time, you could create beautiful jars of infused sugars – the perfect party favour for foodie guests.

To make these, you can use dry ingredients like vanilla pods or cocoa or coffee beans, or there’s also the option of using fresh ingredients like lemon or orange zest, or lavender sprigs – which will need to be dried out on wax paper overnight.

Simply fill an airtight container (small glass jars look best) with sugar, before layering over with your chosen ingredient to infuse. This process will take a few days, leaving you with delicious, subtly-flavoured sugar that you can present to guests in attractive ribbon wrapped jars.