A home wine cellar provides a great way to host gatherings and parties, especially around the holiday season. Many of today’s luxury homes include a custom wine cellar and tasting room to entertain family and friends with great wines from around the world. It can be a magnificent space that incorporates wine storage, comfortable seating, state-of-the-art entertainment features and beautiful ambiance. From a stately Old English Tudor with formal elegance, or a sprawling Mediterranean Villa with casual, countryside comfort, you can create an area where you and your guests will love spending time over the holidays with a glass of wine.
Depending on your home’s size and layout, your wine cellar and tasting room may be combined, or separated into two adjacent rooms which give you more entertainment options. Since wine cellars need to have controlled, cooler temperatures to protect the wine, an adjacent tasting room will keep your guests a little warmer. Whichever you choose, you will want to focus on creating fun-filled, holiday gatherings.
The holiday season is the perfect time to plan wine dinners for family and friends. Invite guests over for special holiday dinners and combine each course with a wine pairing that includes some of your favorite red or white wines.
Wine and Movie Night
Choose your favorite classic holiday movie and have guests join you to watch the movie while enjoying some of your best classic or vintage Chablis. If your wine cellar adjoins an area with comfortable seating and HDTV, it’s the perfect setting.
Invite guests to a Thanksgiving pumpkin decorating event. Have each guest bring a carved, decorated pumpkin and display them while you enjoy wine in your tasting room. You can even give a bottle of wine as a prize to the person with the most creative pumpkin.
Christmas Tree Lighting
The Christmas season presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy your wine cellar. You can enjoy your favorite wines as you decorate your tree with special friends and family. Ask each guest to bring a unique or memorable ornament to hang on the tree.
New Year’s Eve Wine Tasting
There’s no better time for a wine tasting party than New Year’s Eve. You and your guests can ring in the new year sampling different wines in the comfort of your home’s wine cellar and tasting room.
A Festive Atmosphere
Whichever holiday you choose, create a festive atmosphere in your wine cellar and tasting room. Create a holiday mood with tablescaping that includes beautiful winter wreaths and garlands, colorful accent lighting, holiday candles, and elegant dinnerware. Holiday occasions are a great time to bring out your best crystal wine glasses.
However you choose to use your wine cellar and tasting room through the upcoming holidays, it will always be a great way to enjoy some of your favorite wines with family and friends.
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