Wine and Cheese Tasting Parties and Contact Information

Email: kay@theunsophisticatedwoman.com

Phone: 713-294-3342

 

The Unsophisticated Woman provides in-home (or in-office) wine and cheese tasting parties for 6 to 8 people in Houston and all surrounding suburbs. Due to TABC regulations, the host must purchase the wine that will be provided for the party. I have listed that estimated cost at the bottom of each party. I will send you a list of wines that are available at HEB, Kroger’s or Spec’s. I can include pictures of labels if needed. Once the wine is purchased, the 2nd cost is for the cheeses, breads/crackers and the demonstration all done by The Unsophisticated Woman in your own home. (This does not affect the parties that were donated)

As the wine is already yours, you keep all leftover wine. You also keep all leftover cheeses and food. Most tastings will take around a half of a bottle, depending on the number of guests.

 

The Unsophisticated Woman Provides:

  • Seminar discussion of each wine
  • # of cheeses designated on each party
  • Bread
  • Crackers
  • Printed list of wine and cheeses with descriptions for all guests
  • Tasting size wine glasses
  • Set Up Tables
  • Napkins

 

Optional: Bowls for cheeses, plates for guests. Can use yours if desired. Does not affect costs.

I will arrive 45 minutes before the party starts to set up and will be ready to go when your guests arrive.

Please see below for the several options for having a wine and cheese tasting in your own home.

The wines sampled will be a variety and can be tailored to your requests. Choose from the Packages below:

 

Petite Soiree

Learn about the wine basics of 2 red wines, 2 white and 1 sparkling

This tasting is for 2 to 4 people. The host will need to purchase 5 bottles of wine. The Unsophisticated Woman will provide 8 cheeses and accompanying breads/crackers.

There will be 2 bottles of white, 2 red, and 1 sparkling.

 

Cost of wine purchased by host: $65 – $100 (depending on wine choices)

Party Cost: $125

 

 

Around the World

Learn about the history , nuances and characteristics of the world regions.

Wine from France, Italy, Spain, USA, Australia, Argentina and Chile (1 bottle from each country)

 

Cost of Wine Purchased by host: $140 – $200

Party Cost: $175 (includes 12 cheeses, breads/crackers, Seminar by The Unsophisticated Woman)

 

Americana

Learn about the wine regions of California, Washington, Oregon and their history, nuances and characteristics of the wine. 

Wines from California, Washington and Oregon – 6 total bottles, 2 from each state

 

Cost of Wine Purchased by host: $125 – $175

Party Cost: $175 (includes 12 cheeses, breads/crackers, Seminar by The Unsophisticated Woman)

 

Ooh La La

Learn about the wine regions of France and their history, nuances and characteristics of the wine.

6 wines from France. Champagne, White Bordeaux, Sancerre, Bordeaux, Chateauneuf du Pape, and Cote du Rhone. Can substitute a Taval for the Champagne or Cote du Rhone.

 

Cost of Wine Purchased by host: $175 – $250

Party Cost: $175 (includes 12 cheeses, breads/crackers, Seminar by The Unsophisticated Woman)

 

The Renassiance

Learn about the wine regions of Italy and their history, nuances and characteristics of the wine.

6 Wines from Italy. Prosecco, Rose, 3 reds, 1 white

 

Cost of Wine Purchased by host: $175 – $250

Party Cost: $175 (includes 12 cheeses, breads/crackers, Seminar by The Unsophisticated Woman)

 

The Flamenco

Learn about the wine regions of Spain and their history, nuances and characteristics of the wine.

6 wines from Spain. Cava, Rosé, 2 red, and 2 whites

 

Cost of Wine Purchased by host: $150- $225

Party Cost: $175 (includes 12 cheeses, breads/crackers, Seminar by The Unsophisticated Woman)

 

The Tango

Learn about the wine regions of the 2 countries of Chile and Argentina and their history, nuances and characteristics of wine. 

6 wines from South America. 3 from Chile, 3 from Argentina

 

Cost of Wine Purchased by host: $150- $225

Party Cost: $175 (includes 12 cheeses, breads/crackers, Seminar by The Unsophisticated Woman

 

Down Under

Learn about the Australian wine regions, their history,  nuances and characteristics of the wine.

6 wines. 3 from Australia, 3 from New Zealand

 

Cost of Wine Purchased by host: $150- $225

Party Cost: $175 (includes 12 cheeses, breads/crackers, Seminar by The Unsophisticated Woman

Back to the Basics

Learn about the basics of 6 of the most popular varietals in the world.

Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Cost of Wine Purchased by host: $125- $200

Party Cost: $175 (includes 12 cheeses, breads/crackers, Seminar by The Unsophisticated Woman

 

Based on wine choices and cheese availability, the # of designated cheeses will come from this list. Each party includes in-depth information about the wines, their origin, the wineries they come from and how they pair with the cheeses.

 

If you would like more information or to schedule in-home wine and cheese tasting parties, please contact

Kay Hill at 713-294-3342

Email: kay@theunsophisticatedwoman.com