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Nothing makes me happier than spending time with friends and family around a table filled with good food, good wine and a beautiful setting. I recently got together with my friends over at Duo Catering and winemaker Ernst Storm of Storm Wines to put together a fall wine dinner for a small intimate group. From choosing fresh fall produce to correctly sipping and swirling your wine glass, here are some tips to throwing your own wine dinner.
What To Wear:
Since my dinner table was set up in the middle of a rustic field, I opted for flat boots and pants. And while I love to be stylish, comfort is something I always go for when hosting and consuming lot’s of good food and wine.
Below: J.Crew hat, IRO top, Citizens of Humanity pants,
I’m a fan of neutral linens accented with simple bold flowers. For this dinner I used antique china with a gold rim to incorporate a metallic shade.
One tip I learned from Brian and Ashley at Duo is to always pick up fresh, good produce. Find a local organic farm in your area or stop by the closest farmer’s market. Let the food you pair progress with the wines you choose. Start with a lighter white wine and end with a more extracted red wine. See the full menu from our dinner below.
Tasting Wine, Tips from Ernst Storm:
Swirling introduces oxygen which softens particularly red wines. When swirling the glass hold the stem not to warm the wine with your finger tips.
Even though its the end of October we’re just now starting to dress for fall here in California. The Indian Summers are a definite perk to living on the west coast, however I’m always more than ready for the cooler weather to set in. Lately I’ve been slowly incorporating more layers, favorite knits, boots and more while dealing with random 80 degree days. Here are three looks captured by the amazing Arna Bee.