Visitor Guidelines for the Tasting Room
Wearing perfume in the tasting room is not a good idea.
So much for my cologne fantasies! Scents can spoil the wine tasting experience for everyone in the tasting rooms within nose-shot, which may seem obvious.
Keep an open mind
Get rid of your preconceived notions. “Perhaps you’ve never had a good rosé before, but go ahead and try what’s on offer,” says the sommelier. This is how to get the most of the wine tasting experience.
Don’t show off your wine knowledge too much
In tasting rooms, I normally avoid becoming too technical because it appears that I’m bragging. And, more often than not, the tasting room staff, who are typically entry-level employees, aren’t as knowledgeable as you might imagine. Perhaps it isn’t all that much fun for the ordinary tasting room employee.
Know-it-alls are a pain. Don’t be one
Presenters are on hand to show off what they do, and are at all levels of competence and knowledge are welcome. Don’t act as though you work in the industry. Even if you are sincerely passionate about wine, “industry” truly refers to those who labour to make a career in the industry, so don’t make it up only to obtain a discount or special treatment.
Allow yourself to swallow
It’s not necessary to spit. It is not solely a matter of education. It’s fine to drink a bit and have a good time
OK to dump
Pouring out wines, especially ones you enjoy, is not impolite. ‘Spit’ and ‘Dump’ are two four-letter terms that should never be used together.
Do not inquire about the “good stuff”
Definitely not, however it’s fine to ask whether any library or reserve wines are available beyond the listed flight. Just keep in mind that specific requests will put more pressure on you to buy alcohol.
Linger, but in a meaningful way.
Wineries are happy to let visitors test wines again if they are thinking about buying them, as long as they aren’t getting drunk or ruining the experience for others. The winemaker, not the taster, is to blame for lingering in the tasting rooms.
Some tasting venues have a policy of waiving the tasting price if you purchase a certain volume of wine. When you buy something, he usually waives the $10 or $15 cost, but he understands if you have to fly home.
But, do not haggle
Patrons who try to treat it like a car purchase. It’s just wine, after all. I’m not sure why people haggle so much and always want extra bargains.
Depends on who you ask. “It’s a tasting room, not a bar.” On the other hand, are both receptive to being tipped.
Those who still disobeys the rules?
It isn’t the millennials who are to blame. Older patrons break the regulations more frequently than younger ones. Generally, the younger tasters are more appreciative and considerate.
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