My love of Rosé led me to have a Rosé themed tasting party. Guests had to bring a bottle of Rosé and we opened them all. We ended up sampling upwards of 18 different bottles. I titled the event “Pretty in Pink, Rosé wine tasting”. Everyone had to come wearing some pink as well, even Elfie wore a pink collar. We had a lot of great fun, sampling the different Rosés and enjoying each others company.
Since the party was planned for so close to Bastille Day I decided the menu would have a bit of a French flair. I made a giant Salad Niçoise platter (with green beans from the garden), a rustic Zucchini Galette (with a zucchini from the garden), French Tomato Tart, Savory Blue Cheese Galette, Gazpacho, Black Olive Tapenade, Mushroom Pâté, and an interesting Red Beet Hummus.
For decorations pink was the key feature. I had pink tissue paper pompoms, pink Chinese lanterns, pink napkins, pink votive candles, as well as my DIY Cork garland. I also spray painted large letters to spell out wine in a bright pink. While the spray paint was out I also painted a few rocks so that they could hold down the stacks of napkins, in case it got windy.
I made a little judging sheet for everyone so that we could rank our favorite Rosé wines, of course this was accented in pink as well. I went to Office Depot and bought a bunch of pink Sharpie’s and little clipboards to make it easy for everyone to take their notes.
For the tablecloth I went to Joann fabrics and bought three yards of outdoor fabric. This makes for a great outdoor tablecloth and afterwards you can save it for another time or make it into outdoor pillows or something.
I hope you enjoyed these photos and get inspired to throw your own Rosé tasting party!