Wine Tasting Archives

wine-16 Here is a mixed case of tips to help you plan a visit to California’s Wine Country. Most are just as relevant if you are visiting wineries in Virginia, Indiana or any other state. 1. Hire a car or have a designated driver. Even if you’re careful, you’ll probably drink more wine than you expect, [...]

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How to Host a Wine Tasting

wine-20 Choosing the right wines and the format of the tasting are fundamental to your event’s success. The first decision to make is how much to spend on the wine. Having wines that cost roughly the same is recommended. For a big crowd, three wines are plenty for a lively tasting; for small groups, consider tasting [...]

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13 Tips to Improve the Winery Experience

wine-19 Tasting rooms at wineries have become a big business, with ever-grander facilities that draw millions of people, which leads to fancier facilities and more visitors. It’s a virtuous cycle — mostly. Here are some tips for the tasting rooms themselves: 1. Lower the high pressure on the wine clubs. This isn’t the most important issue [...]

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15 Steps to a Successful Winery Visit

wine-17 There has never been a better time to go visit a winery near you. All over the U.S., more wineries than ever are open and eager for you to drop by. Many of them plan special events during the summer and entire regions now are heavily promoting their wine trails. Winemakers and winery owners are [...]

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