5 Fun Wine Event Ideas


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BYO Wine Party
A visit to a wine shop can produce some interesting finds for a party where you sample friends' selections.
A visit to a wine shop can produce some interesting finds for a party where you sample friends' selections.
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Not in the mood for research or a bunch of planning? You can still have fun with wine. A bring-your-own wine party can be as loose or as themed as you like: Guests can simply bring their favorite bottles of any wine they like, or you can offer guidelines, such as wines from a particular region or country, of a particular grape or below a certain price point so nobody feels pressured to spend a lot.

A BYO wine party gets everybody involved and contributing, which adds a lot to the fun. It's a great last-minute option when you don't have the time or inclination to do a lot of organizing -- just make sure you have some extra wine on-hand in case somebody forgets to BYO!

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