Happy Memorial Day Weekend, friends! Not only is this weekend special because we get a chance to honor the heroes who have been lost in service to our country, but it is also the first holiday we can celebrate *somewhat* openly as coronavirus social-distancing restrictions begin lifting.
If you’re gathering with friends and family for the first time in a while, a blind champagne tasting just might be the perfect way to break the ice as you ease back into normalcy. Last summer, I hosted a blind tasting with our friends in Watercolor, Florida and it was such a hit! The tasting is easy to put together and the results will shock you.
HOW TO HOST A BLIND CHAMPAGNE TASTING:
- Start by selecting your bubbles. For our tasting last summer, we had six guests and three bottles worked perfectly. The game is played best when you choose bottles at different price points and from different regions.
- After you make your sparkling wine and champagne selections, conceal the identity of each bottle and label each as 1, 2, or 3. You can wrap your bottles using recycled paper bags or purchase pre-numbered wine tasting bags like these I found on Amazon.
- Print or order scorecards for you and your guests to rate the selections. We found these adorable scorecards on Etsy from the SweetUnrest store.
After our tasting, I found that I preferred Prosecco to Champagne which completely shocked me. I hope you all enjoy this blind tasting and let me know which champagne selections you choose for your own tasting! Cheers and Happy Memorial Day!