Each weekend, we try to go to a couple different free wine tastings in the area. In fact, there’s sort of a little trail you can follow around in a semi-circle of wine shops each Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Talking with the folks behind the counters, you get asked a lot of questions, including "What do you like in a wine tasting?"
The question isn’t referring to the wine. It’s referring to everything else. So here’s what I think makes a wine tasting an educational and fun experience.
Those large wine tastings – 200+ wines – those are different. I recently asked Alder of Vinography how he survives so many large tastings without fatigue everywhere. His answer? Practice. But he had some great suggestions and instead of reiterating, I’ll just point you to his blog.
Feel free to post in the comments. What do you like in the weekly local tasting? How do you survive the big ones?
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