In my spare time, I like to check out local wineries and wine shops for wine tastings. There’s nothing more fun than trying it before you buy it!
Often, the producer of the wine is there to talk about the process and what inspired the wine they’re featuring that day. If you’re like me, you’ll get a kick out of getting to know that bottle inside and out.
I’ve found some pretty interesting selections at wine tastings, and keeping in touch with the winemaker keeps you abreast of new releases (and more wine tastings). They can also give insight to pairing with your favorite meal, something that I could never stop hearing new things about.
I’ve also personally fount tons of little tips and tricks for wine etiquette at tastings, as well. This can help when you go on that nice date to that expensive restaurant and finally get to order that amazing steak with a fabulous glass of red. Wine etiquette is just as important when entertaining at home as well. Nothing spells impressive like presenting your friends with a perfectly chilled glass of white with some cute hors d’oeuvres! Share the good stuff and have some fun out there!