For many who are just starting out in the world of wine it is common for them to want to throw some type of party once they begin to build up their palette and taste for quality wines. It is only natural to want to share some excellent wines with those you know who appreciate a nice glass of wine as you do. An ideal first party for the novice wine enthusiast is the wine and cheese party. These little gatherings are small, elegant affairs that pair fine wines with gourmet cheeses.
Of course there is more to a wine and cheese party than glasses of wine and cheese boards loaded with cheese. Most often breads and even specialty crackers are served along with even grapes and some type of dessert.
Decorating for the wine and cheese party could include a theme such as spring, fall or just simple tables with fine linens and candles. Fine crystal wine decanters with red wine make excellent table pieces as well as a well-made Silhouette Cheese Board for the fare.
It is important to serve each wine in the proper glass and to select the right cheeses for the wines you will be serving. A good rule of thumb is to select cheeses from the same regions as the wine since most often these compliment each other well.