When it comes to wine, the language of wine tasting is one that only a few numbers of people in a room would have the ability to speak. Often times, display of wine tasting etiquette is associated with sophistication and class but times are changing nowadays and almost anyone is welcome to enjoy the fine wines that many best Yarra Valley wineries house in their cellars. However, even though times are changing, there are still some wine tasting etiquette that one should know about before they step into one of the winery tours at a vineyard with a couple of close girlfriends. If you’re someone who is a complete novice to the topic of wine, there wine tasting etiquette will definitely help you to blend in with the rest of the crowd.
Be open minded
Maybe wine is really not your cup of tea but you have to attend the tasting as a part of a friends bridal shower so don’t be hell bent on disliking the wines. Maybe you have come across various wines earlier that you have not been very fond of but that doesn’t always mean all of the wine will taste the same. Wine depending on the various types differ vastly in regard to their taste so keep an open mind about trying the wine and you will surely come across a bottle of wine that you will be fond of.
If you find a good bottle of wine that sings to you and pleases your taste buds, do not hesitate in buying a bottle or two. The staff at the winery will definitely appreciate the gesture when all the others just walk around sipping all sorts of wines.
One of the common factors that contribute largely to the taste of a fine wine is its smell so be sure to not spritz on your favorite perfume before attending the wine tasting as it will interfere with not only your experience but the experience of others as well.
Do as you please
Most people view wine tasting as a place where you have to act in a certain manner and only drink a certain amount but the truth is it is all up to you to decide.
If you decide to drink more wine than the rest of your friends and get a little tipsy, it is completely up to you but it is highly advisable to refrain from drinking more than the limit if you are the designated driver. In moments as such do not be afraid to dump your wine or spit it out because you’re scared of offending anyone but the truth is that dumping and spitting wine is a common act that almost every wine taster engages in so do not be hesitant.