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How to host your own Wine Tasting Party!

Gather your friends and pit your sensory know-how against one another with a wine tasting party!

Bring the cellar door tasting experience to your home and put your collective wine knowledge to the test while enjoying good wines with Battle of the Senses – the ultimate game of good taste. From a sit-down dinner party to a relaxed barbeque or a casual lunch – there’s a wine tasting party style to suit everyone.

Our Battle of the Senses wine tasting game is a fun and unique party game challenge. Featuring three mystery wines presented in a stylishly designed game box, Battle of the Senses sees 2-8 players undertake a competitive blind wine tasting challenge, where each player relies on their sight, smell, and taste as they attempt to identify the variety and region of each included wine.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

So, what do you need to set up your wine tasting?

  • A Battle of the Senses wine tasting game box from Wine Selectors, which includes three concealed Australian wines, tasting sheets and game instruction
  • Wine glasses – white or red wine glasses depending on the wine being tasted
  • Water – supply still or sparkling water to cleanse the palate between wines
  • Spittoons – in case some guests don’t want to drink the wine once tasted
  • Snacks – to cleanse the palate. Plain water crackers, breads, olives and cheeses are perfect
  • Pens or pencils – to complete your tasting sheets
  • Friends – two to eight players is perfect for the Battle of the Senses wine game

 

HOW TO PLAY THE ULTIMATE WINE TASTING GAME

Keep the wines disguised!

Each bottle in the Battle of the Senses box comes concealed in a bag, so don’t remove the bags before you do your tastings.

Prepare

If your box contains any bags with stickers, make sure to pop them in the fridge before playing to ensure all players’ palates are presented with the most accurate flavour profiles of the wines within.

Place a wine glass, the included Tasting Sheets, and a pencil out for each player.

Once you’ve assembled the glasses, bottles and the extra bits and pieces, there’s really only one thing left to do – enjoy the tasting! Select a bottle for a single-round challenge, or line all three bagged bottles up on the table, ready for tasting.

Taste

Now for the best bit. Pour a wine into the corresponding numbered glass for each player and let the tasting begin. Repeat for each bottle included in the box.

Make Notes

Thinking about the colour, aromas and taste, each player should jot down their thoughts on their tasting sheet.

Mingle

After tasting, discuss impressions of each wine, reading out your tasting notes – and remember, there is no absolute right or wrong. Finally – unveil the wines and each player records their score according to the Battle of the Senses instructions.

 

Be the host with the most

All you need to do is simply select and order your Battle of the Senses wine game box. Available in White Mystery, Mystery Red or Mixed Mystery – which box will you choose?

Each box contains a players guide featuring a detailed varietal overview with flavour and aroma notes as well as a regional snapshot detailing Australia’s most prominent wine regions and their signature wines. It is the perfect wine tasting how-to for anyone who’s ever wanted to learn more about all things vino.

Whether you have an experienced palate or are new to the delights of wine, this is the game for you.

 

Practice makes perfect

With each party and tasting session you’ll detect deeper, more involved aromas and flavours – after all, practice makes perfect.

We’ve got a huge variety of wines to ensure that you can have fun playing Battle of the Senses at all your wine tasting parties.

 

 

 

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Published on
7 Feb 2022

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