The holidays give us enough of a reason to all get together, eat, drink and be merry, but after a couple thousand years of Christmas, some of us may be itching for a new variation on holiday-themed parties.
Many of you will have cups overflowing and bubbly fizzing past your ears, so why not take your drinking activities up a notch by throwing in a little wine tasting?
You can go as high or low as you want on price and caliber, but if you're not looking to break the bank, many local grocery stores have super cheap, delicious wines that you can buy in bulk for your event. Make an effort to include a little bit of everything, with at least one merlot, savignon, pinot grigio, zinfandel and cabernet. You'll also want to brush up on your tasting knowledge so you can masterfully instruct your guests on how to properly sniff and swirl their wines.
You won't have any trouble figuring out what to give guests as holiday party favors or stocking stuffers, either. Winter-themed or silver snowflake wine stopper favors will be a memorable way to bring home the season. If you're feeling generous, a personalized wine glasses gift set or insulated wine carrier will serve your friends for years to come.