Itís Harvest! Time for a Harvest Party
If you're thinking of pumpkins and fall colored leaves...think grapes instead! The Napa Valley grape harvest is in full-swing now and the atmosphere is quite festive.
Have a harvest-themed party with your friends - here are a few ideas for you:
A must, FOOD and WINE
Set up a rustic, casual, hearty lunch or dinner, have all the guests seated at the same large table, preferably outdoors. Decorate the table with grape clusters, grape leaves and set wine bottles on the table (nice decoration, nicer for drinking...)
Plan a GRAPE STOMP,
You will need:
Half barrels (in garden store near you)
Grapes – store bought or from your own vines!
Just hop in and stomp away -- this will generate many laughs and plenty of good photos.
Do a BLIND WINE TASTING
Have each guest bring a bottle of wine, wrap bottles in paper bag with a number on each. Ask your guests to figure out either, the varietal, the country, the vintage...or just talk about the wines -- whatever seems like fun.
Vive les vendanges!