Having had the recent opportunity to re-visit wine country brought to mind that although wine tasting is a simple and enjoyable experience, there are many factors that should be considered when making visits to wineries.
The first issue is where to go? It seems simple, but once you get into wine country you'll find that there are numerous wineries and tasting rooms and you simply cannot visit them all. So a plan is required. And doing some homework is necessary.
Then, you walk in the door of a winery and are greeted by a member of the winery. Now what? What do you say? What do you do?
Wine tasting is quite different from going to a bar or restaurant. And you alway need to keep in mind that it is wine tasting, not wine drinking.
It's actually quite an involved process. And there are a lot of things you should do while wine tasting, and also a lot that you should not do.
Over the next series of blogs, we'll address these and many more questions regarding visiting wine country. It's an amazing experience, and one that you should definitely try.
But for now, I'm going to pull the cork on one of the great bottles acquired during my recent visit. Then we'll get into all the wonderful things to experience during your next visit to wine country. Cheers!