A fair, a presentation, a visit to a winery, a popular tasting, a course, there are many circumstances in which you can find yourself with a drink in your hand and many people around you. Therefore, if you are going to attend a similar event there is a series of recommendations that you must know in order to face it in the best possible conditions.
- Dress for the occasion
The best thing to attend an event of this nature is to dress with dark colors, since they are the best to hide the spots in case you drop some wine, and avoid wearing loose sleeves to avoid spills. It may seem silly, but spots are very common in these events. Also, do not forget to take into account the appropriate attire for each place and type of event.
If you have long hair it is recommended to tie it or have a free hand to grab it. Also, if you carry something like a notebook, a Smartphone or Tablet do not forget to bring a wallet or have large pockets to store them. At the wine tours Kelowna BC Canada you will have to make sure of the opportunities.
- Do not perfume
The smell is a fundamental part of the tasting, since it is impossible to appreciate correctly the aromas of the wine when the air is loaded with perfume or cologne. For the same reason, if you are a smoker, do not light a cigarette, even if smoking is allowed on the premises.
- Have a plan
In most tastings, there will be more wines than you can taste with good judgment in such a short time. If you can get a pre-list of the producers or wines that will be part of the tasting, prepare a strategy in advance so that your palate does not become unusable. To determine your likes and dislikes you will have to expose yourself to different wines and not just locate the ones that cause you the most pleasure.
- Eat something
Tasting wines on an empty stomach is an incentive to get drunk faster and not be able to enjoy the rest of the event, so remember to eat before and during if you offer food in the tasting. To be hydrated it is also convenient to drink water between wine and wine.
- Remember to spit
Nobody likes to waste wine but to fully enjoy the experience you’ll have to spit it out as you try it out, and the cubes that are available at each table are for that. You should not be embarrassed about it because all the experts do it even though it may seem unglamorous.
In case you do not want to finish the wine it is also correct to empty the glass in the cubes. As for the way to spit the wine, it is recommended to do it always close to the cube, in the most discreet way possible.
- Take notes
If you are a writer, a blogger, you use these events to find the bottles you want to buy, or you just want to keep a record of what you are testing, remember to always take something to take notes with, you can also use a mobile camera to document the wines that you they liked it.