Election Day 2016 Wine Tasting Party

Election Day 2016 Wine Tasting Party

Election Day 2016 is in a few weeks! Some of us have election fatigue, while others of us are excited about the culmination of the campaigns. Whatever group you fall into, this calls for a party!

Tuna crudo
Tuna crudo

I’ve devised a wine tasting party for election results night. Invite your friends and enjoy tasting six small bites and drinking different wines with each. The party is designed around watching the election results, enjoying great food and wine and, I’m guessing, spirited conversation with your friends. While we would not normally have a party around the television, this event diverts from that norm. Set up the wine tasting around your big screen television or kitchen island and enjoy the night. Consider inviting friends from both sides of the aisle. Or, keep it to your preferred political party if you don’t want any arguments.

The small bites and the wine pairings keep the party moving. You won’t get bored at this event! Each builds on one another, from light to heavier bites and wines as the evening progresses. You might like to rate the wines and pick a ‘winner’ at the end of the evening. There are so many ways to make this a super fun party.

caviar and potato chips
Caviar and potato chips

The party plan includes: menu; wine pairings with online link to purchase and have delivered to your home; detailed recipes; shopping list laid out in the format of a grocery store; and party schedule, with down-to-the-minute task list for the party day. This plan is constructed for your success. Whether you are super busy at work and lack time or inexperienced and lack skills, this plan has everyone covered.

The wine tasting menu for Election Day 2016 is:

Tasting 1
Potato chips w/ caviar
NV Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Champagne 750 mL Wine

Tasting 2
Tuna crudo
German Riesling Themed Wine Pairing – “Hand Selected by America’s 1st Master Sommelier” – A Comparative Way to Explore Food & Wine! Mixed Pack, 2 x 750 mL

Tasting 3
Frico bowl salad
Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2014

Tasting 4
Arancini
2013 Pazzo Napa Valley Sangiovese Based Red Blend 750 mL

Tasting 5
Wine-braised sausage and pea puree crostini
2009 Delectus Knights Valley Cabernet Franc 750 mL

Tasting 6
Cheese, dried fruit, nut and chocolate plate
2008 Fonseca Late Bottled Vintage Port 750 mL

Make Election Day 2016 a great day regardless of your political leanings. Have a party, drink wine, eat great food and enjoy your friends. Visit dinner party plans and review other menu and wine pairings, purchase the recipes, shopping list and detailed party plan.  Get started with your awesome party that everyone will talk about forever. Well, maybe not as much as this historic election, but second to it!