How To Host A Wine Tasting Party: The Complete Kit
Like drinking wine? Like throwing parties? If so, this complete kit is made for you. Forget about having to spend time making checklists of what you need and what you don’t. Dan Amatuzzi’s How to Host a Wine Tasting Party contains everything you’ll need to host a wine tasting in your own home, workplace, or apartment. We’re breaking the barriers of wine snobbery and reminding ourselves that a wine tasting party is fun and educational for everyone from novices to sophisticated wine drinkers. Within this all-inclusive kit are the elements to be a terrific host, including cloth wine bottle covers, tasting score pads, a wine aroma and flavor cheat sheet, glass markers, and an entertaining book that introduces you to the ins and outs of tasting wine in a comfortable, festive, social setting – your own turf.
This kit includes:
80 page illustrated book that explains all the details of hosting your own wine tasting
4 Tasting Notepads
4 Cloth Wine Bags
4 Tags to label the Wine bottles when you are doing your tasting
1 Wine and Cheese Wheel that helps you pair delicious wine and cheese combinations
1 Wine Aroma Wheel that will help you identify and describe wines in a more detailed way
A First Course in Wine: From Grape to Glass
Whether you’re taking your first steps into wine or you’re nitpicking older vintages of Burgundy crus, A First Course in Wine is your ultimate source for everything wine. Learn the science behind winemaking, how to read a wine label with confidence, how to pair wines with food, the major wine zones throughout the world, and many more other topics relating to the enjoyment and appreciation of wine. The book is broken down into four main chapters: Wine Basics, How it’s Made, How to Enjoy It, and Where It’s Made. Each chapter is full of information and intense visual graphics.
A First Course in Wine: From Grape to Glass by Dan Amatuzzi. 224 pages. 8.25 in. x 10.25 in.
Copyright 2013 by Race Point Publishing, NYC. Forward by Mario Batali.
Purchase via Queyside Publishings Qbookshop here.
Italian Wine For The Student Textbook
Italian Wine For The Student is a comprehensive analysis of Italian wines designed specifically for the student with an emphasis on growing regions, grape varieties, climate and soil conditions, and wine labeling legislation. During my tenure as sommelier and bar manager at Del Posto in New York City, I was exposed to a seemingly endless supply of Italian wines, some 2,300 hundred different selections, arguably the most comprehensive Italian wine list ever conceived. I am fortunate to have tasted through many vintages of rare and collectible wines which helped shape the foundation of my knowledge. As the wine director at OTTO in New York City, I had the privilege of tasting through a sea of Italian wines in efforts of crafting a wine list that complimented the hearty cuisine of Italian pizzas and pastas. My current role is managing the beverage department at Eataly, also located in NYC, and thus far, I’ve only been further exposed to the splendors and treasures of the vine. Italian Wine For The Student is a recap of the more important and tangible concepts of Italian winemaking. However, if I’ve learned anything at this point, I can confirm that I am still, and always will be, a student of wine.
Italian Wine For The Student by Dan Amatuzzi. 123 pages. 8.5 in. x 11 in. $12.00 + S/H.
This corkscrew (wine-key) is the industry standard for opening bottles of wine. Made in Spain, the quality craftsmanship and ease of use will make you throw all your other corkscrews away. The patented-hinged double lever reduces effort when pulling even the longest corks by ensuring a vertical path for the cork. Each corkscrew comes standard with Teflon spiral and micro serrated blade. In short, it’s the epitome of corkscrews. I’ve used this type of corkscrew throughout my sommelier days, and the lifespan is incomparable to any other corkscrew.
Product Size: 4 3/4″. Imprint Area: 1 3/4″ x 5/16″.
$10 + S/H