Tasting Stories: Curated Wine and Food Pairings for the Win

Tasting Stories: Curated Wine and Food Pairings for the Win

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to Host a Traveling Vineyard wine tasting? Our Tasting Stories bring you inside real wine tasting events and tell you what made them memorable and fun for Hosts and Guests! Tasting Stories are inspired by Five-Star reviews submitted by real Hosts.

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Wine Guide Kisha Dlugos encouraged Guests to get social at her tasting. All smiles!


Host Mandy Hummel met Wine Guide Kisha Dlugos at a tasting hosted by a friend, and was inspired to Host her own at her West Virginia home. Kisha loves it when Guests become Hosts because it means it’s the experience of the tasting that people love most—and get excited to share with their friends. “It’s really amazing how that works. I have met so many amazing Hosts, Guests and customers this way and many have become great friends.”


Mandy had hosted similar in-home events in the past, so she knew what to expect. “Kisha sent over my wines and suggested pairings about a month before the event, so I had plenty of time to prepare. The new pairing site is super cool!” says Mandy. Kisha loved planning for this event. “This group was very fun and they have all known one another for years, so it really made for a night of storytelling and laughter.”

Stop by the Traveling Vineyard Instagram page to view more “wow” pairings from our Wine Guides.

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Curated wine pairings make all the difference. Are you having the right wine with that pizza? Your Wine Guide can help you find out.


Mandy’s favorite part of the night was tasting the pairings that Kisha suggested for each of the five free wines, and experiencing the impact the right pairing has on flavor. She and her Guests learned that “wine can be enjoyed with a variety of meals.” Kisha loved the pairing reactions, too. Especially when the group tried one of our off-dry selections paired with Apple Pie Oreos. “Talk about a big WOW moment for the guests!”


Mandy was so impressed by her wine tasting experience, that she stopped by our Reviews page to leave a five-star review for Kisha. “Everyone had the best time and really enjoyed learning all the variety of wines available. And Kisha is so fun so it was a relaxing, fun girls night overall!”

Are you ready to Host with us? Let’s get your home wine tasting on the calendar with an awesome Wine Guide near you.

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