Wine Tasting: Tips When Going on a Wine Tasting Holiday
A lot of people donít know what to expect at a wine tasting event.
If it is your first time to attempt to go on a wine tasting holiday,
then you might want to know what to do and what to expect whenever
you visit the Wine Country. It is important to remember that you need
to make the most of this one of a kind experience and have fun in
When the day comes for tasting wine, it is important that you should
eat your breakfast. Eat one that contains protein, fat and complex
carbohydrates. By doing so, you will be able to maintain your blood
sugar level to a steady level. This will maintain your tasting endurance.
For women, you must never wear lipstick whenever you taste wine. The
oils that cling to fine crystal will have a significant effect to
the overall taste of the wine and even the scent.
Another rule would be not to wear strong perfume or scents, such as
a strong smelling after shave lotion. Wine tasting is also about the
bouquet of the wine or the scent of the wine. If you wear a strong
perfume or scents, then it will overpower the delicate scent of the
wine as well as affect your and other taster's taste buds. Even if
you won't be as affected by the perfume you are wearing, other taster's
will be. Be polite and never wear strong perfume. After all, the people
there won't care about the smell of your perfume but is only there
to socialize and taste as well as smell wine.
Always anticipate a tasting fee. Even if there are wineries or vineyards
that let people taste their wine for free, most wineries charge tasting
fees that range from 5 dollars to 25 dollars per person. Some wineries
even waive people with a wine purchase which can include a complimentary
You might want to wear sensible shoes whenever you try visiting wineries.
You need to remember that wineries are more or less farms and you
should expect to do some walking around the grounds.
Overdressing is a no-no whenever you are in Wine Country. Casual means
that you can never look too good. Never wear something that looks
too formal. Napa Valley and Sonoma are ten degrees warmer than San
Francisco but you need to bring a jacket for those cave tours that
can get quite damp and cold. If you want to dine in high end restaurants,
then you might want to bring a jacket.
If you really want to enjoy every drop of wine when you visit Wine
Country, then you might want to plan ahead and hire a guide. By doing
so, you will be able to have an expert map out your route and activities
that will be able to help you save a lot of valuable time and money.
And, they will also save you that DUI ticket that is very much possible
whenever you visit Wine Country.
Remember these tips and you can be sure that you will have a lot of
fun when you visit Wine Country on a wine tasting holiday. However,
the most important tip that you should follow is that you should relax
and have a great time.
With these simple tips, you can definitely enjoy the true beauty of
Wine Country in comfort.
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