A bridal shower gets a spirited makeover

How can you create a celebration that appeals to both sexes? By having a wine tasting. Here, Ted Allen, food and wine guru from TV's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, hosts such a tasting. Allen recommends starting with lighter whites and building up to fruity reds. To look like a pro, think of a tasting in terms of the four S's—see, swirl, smell, and sip. Chunky Carved Wood Vase, about $45, Crate and Barrel; 800-996-9960, crateandbarrel.com. Porcelain vase, $25, Gold Thread Series by Lazy Susan at Bloomindale's; 800-232-1854, bloomingdales,com.

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