Private Wine Tasting at Sarah’s

Ready for a fun-filled evening of wine tasting at Sarah's? Don't forget to bring your favourite bottle and get ready to indulge in a personalised wine experience with the group.
Wine Tasting at Sarah's

Personalized Wine Tasting at Sarah’s with Your Choice of Wine!

A guided journey: Our amazing sommelier will be your guide, leading us through a world of diverse grapes, regions, and styles. Prepare to tantalize your taste buds and expand your wine horizons!

Delicious bites: To keep your energy up between sips, Sarah is whipping up a selection of delicious hors d’oeuvres!

A chance to connect: This is more than just a tasting; it’s an opportunity to mingle with fellow wine enthusiasts, share stories, and create new friendships.

(BYOB) Bring Your Own Bottle

You are encouraged to bring a bottle of your favorite wine to share with fellow attendees. Whether it's a cherished vintage or a recent find, this is your opportunity to showcase your taste and expand your wine horizons.
If you are wondering how to select the perfect wine to share with fellow enthusiasts, Here's a handy guide to help you choose the ideal bottle for our gathering:
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Event Features

 To ensure you make the most of this unique experience, here are some useful tips to guide you through the event:

Embrace Discoveries: Respect others’ wine preferences and encourage them to share their knowledge with you. Try new flavors from different regions and varietals. Keep an open mind, experiment, and discover new favorites. Explore diverse wine styles for unique tasting experiences that will broaden your palate and knowledge.

Share and Share Alike: Embrace the spirit of sharing by being generous with your pours and encouraging others to sample your selection. Likewise, be open to trying wines brought by others – you might discover a new favorite! Connect and learn from others’ wine related experiences. Remember, this is a shared experience, not a competition.

Be knowledgeable about it: Take the time to research your selection and understand the story behind it. Explaining why you have chosen this particular wine adds depth to the experience and encourages intriguing conversations to unfold.

To Spit or Swallow? Decide based on your tasting goals. Savor and appreciate the nuances of the wines you’re sampling. Drink responsibly and hydrate strategically to minimize the risk of a hangover and maximize your tasting experience.

Engage with the Sommelier: Take advantage of expert guidance to enhance your wine-tasting skills and deepen your appreciation for the wines on offer. Ask questions, seek recommendations, and engage in enriching discussions about wine.

Clean Up After Yourself: Help maintain a clean and organized environment by disposing of any trash properly. This ensures a pleasant experience for everyone and reflects positively on the event as a whole.

So you’ve chosen the perfect bottle of wine for your BYOB event – congratulations! However, proper preparation ensures you arrive with a bottle that’s ready to be enjoyed by all. Here are some essential tips for prepping your BYOB bottle:

Temperature is Key:

  • Know your wine: Different wines thrive at different temperatures. Research the ideal serving temperature for your specific bottle. Red wines typically prefer slightly cooler temperatures (around 18°c), while whites and rosés enjoy a chilled serving (around 4-7°c).
  • Plan accordingly: If your chosen wine needs chilling, factor in the travel time and pre-chill it appropriately. A cooler bag can help maintain the desired temperature during travel.

Essentials in your Bag:

  • Bring ’em in a Wine bag: Pack your bottle in a reusable cooler bag for easy transportation and to avoid any accidental damage.
  • Bring a chiller: Don’t depend on the organisers! Have your own way to chill your wine, consider bringing a small ice bucket or insulated sleeve to maintain the ideal temperature. For reds, you can pack a small towel dampened with cool water to wrap around the bottle and slowly bring down the temperature.
  • Decanting (optional): For full-bodied red wines, decanting can help soften tannins and enhance the aroma. However, it’s not necessary for all wines, and some even benefit from being opened just before serving.
  • Corkscrew: This one’s obvious, but ensure it’s functional and comfortable to use. Opt for a double-hinged waiter’s corkscrew for effortless extraction.
  • Wipes (optional): Handy for cleaning any drips or condensation on the bottle before presenting it.

Etiquette Enhancements:

  • Label awareness: Ensure you know what’s your wine all about as you will be asked to present it.
  • Offer to help: If the host is providing glasses, offer to help open and pour the wine. This demonstrates good manners and takes some pressure off the host.
  • Sharing is caring: If you brought a bottle you think others might enjoy, offer to share a taste or pour small samples for interested individuals.

Dress comfortably: Opt for elegant attire to avoid wine stains and allow the aromas of the wines to shine. Avoid white attire, as it’s more susceptible to stains. Remember wine tastings are sensory experiences; let the aroma of wines shine, not your perfume.

Craft Your Tasting Plan: Strategize your tastings, starting with lighter wines and gradually progressing to bolder choices. identify must-try wines, and plan your itinerary to make the most of the tasting opportunities available.

Prep Your Palate: Consider the sequence of your tastings and As for your mouth, rinse your palate properly between pours water helps keep you hydrated and offers a refreshing break between sips.

Mind Your Glass, Not Just Your Mouth: Rinsing your glass matters. Avoid water, as it can dilute flavors. Instead, try “priming” – a splash of the next wine to prepare your glass.

Planning to attend Sarah’s BYOB event but don’t drink alcohol? No worries! This gathering can still be a blast, filled with delicious food, engaging conversations, and good company. Here’s how to make the most of the event without an alcoholic drink in hand:

 Embrace the BYOB Spirit: Create and bring your own delicious non-alcoholic drink. Explore the vast world of mocktails, which offer endless flavor combinations and can be just as refreshing and exciting as cocktails. Some popular options include:

  • Sparkling fruit juices: Combine various fruit juices like grapefruit, pineapple, and orange for a bubbly and refreshing drink.
  • Herbal Infused waters: Add muddled fruits and herbs like cucumber, mint, or berries to water for a light and flavorful beverage.
  • Virgin mojitos: Enjoy the classic mojito flavor without the rum by using club soda, lime juice, mint leaves, and sugar.
  • Spiced iced teas: Experiment with different tea flavors like hibiscus, chamomile, or black tea and add spices like cinnamon or ginger for a warm and comforting drink.

Focus on the food: Food is often the highlight of any party, and Sarah’s BYOB event is no exception. Indulge in the delicious potluck offerings and enjoy conversations with friends. Here are some non-alcoholic drink and food pairings to consider:

  • Spicy food: Pair spicy dishes with refreshing and cooling drinks like sparkling water with lime or a cucumber-mint infused water.
  • Salty snacks: Balance salty snacks with a slightly sweet drink like a fruit soda or a virgin piña colada.
  • Grilled meats and vegetables: Enjoy the smoky flavors of grilled food with a bold drink like a ginger-based mocktail or a spiced iced tea.
  • Desserts: Complement sweet desserts with a lighter drink like sparkling water with a squeeze of lemon or a simple fruit juice.

Be the life of the party: Don’t let the lack of alcohol hold you back from having fun. Participate in games, mingle with other guests, share stories! You’ll be surprised by how much fun you can have simply by being present and enjoying the company of others.

Bonus Tip: Be your own bartender! Offer to prepare mocktails for your friends, making them feel included and creating a fun interactive experience. Don’t let the absence of alcohol limit your enjoyment. Embrace the opportunity to connect, create memories, and show off your culinary skills at Sarah’s event!

Let’s play a game…..



CHECK your mood and enjoy your favorite wine today

43 Questions+15 Wine Profiles

Sarah's Wine List

Check out the amazing wines you will be bringing to the event!

Share a picture of your bottle via the group chat, and I will keep this list up to date with all the delicious wines we will be experiencing.

Status 99, by Ko

A semi-dry red wine, suitable for those preferring a good, but not very dry red wine. It is a good mixture of Cabernet and Mourvèdre varieties. The little grape sugar remaining gives an enjoyable taste and a long, soft aftertaste. It is served at 16 – 18οC and it is perfect for meat mezes, matured cheeses and pasta.

KEO Othello

A semi-dry red wine, suitable for those preferring a good, but not very dry red wine. It is a good mixture of Cabernet and Mourvèdre varieties. The little grape sugar remaining gives an enjoyable taste and a long, soft aftertaste. It is served at 16 – 18οC and it is perfect for meat mezes, matured cheeses and pasta.

KEO Saint Panteleimon Medium Sweet White

A semi-dry red wine, suitable for those preferring a good, but not very dry red wine. It is a good mixture of Cabernet and Mourvèdre varieties. The little grape sugar remaining gives an enjoyable taste and a long, soft aftertaste. It is served at 16 – 18οC and it is perfect for meat mezes, matured cheeses and pasta.


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