From Guest Blogger: Kathy Matson, Tasting Manager,
Galen Glen Winery
If you read the last blog post, you know about the 5 S’s and how to physically taste wine, but there’s more to it. Visiting wineries can be fun and here are some basic wine tasting etiquette tips.
1. Know before you go. Learn a little about the winery you are visiting. Check out their website to be sure they are open, what times they do tastings, if there are tours, if there is a tasting fee, if you need reservations, and if they permit limos, outside food or picnics, children, pets, etc. Learn what wines they are known for. Just like you wouldn’t go to a famous steak house and only order seafood, you don’t want to visit a primarily “red wine” winery and say, “I only drink whites.” You will always receive a warm welcome when you know what to expect and what is expected.Read More