Wine Tasting Etiquette - Have Fun In Style
Proper wine tasting etiquette will help you be polite to
so that you can also enjoy yourself while you are there. Wine tasting
events or wine tasting clubs can be a great time and should be a lot of
fun when done properly. Here are a few things you will want to know
whether it is your first time or you are experienced...
Wine Tasting Etiquette
There are basically three primary purposes to a wine tasting
event or a wine tasting club. They are:
- To experience new wines (obviously)
- To meet new people
- To enjoy yourself
if you are not having a good time as attend, then you are
part of the reason for going. These steps will help you relax, feel
like a pro, and enjoy yourself.
Moderation is always a good
. Not only can you get a little tipsy if you drink too
the rest of the tasters will think less of you. Why will they think
less of you? Because the more you drink, the less they get. This is
really a matter of common courtesy and manners. Make sure everyone gets
the opportunity and they will appreciate you for it.
You may see some people spitting
in a bucket
As bizarre as this may seem, this is actually proper etiquette for a
wine tasting event. Some people may want to spit out the wine into the
bucket for a number of reasons. It could be that they are going to
sample several wines and they want to clean out their taste palate. It
could also be that they have to drive afterwards and do not want to
If you are going to use the bucket, just make sure
that you are close enough to it that it does not spray others when you
spit out the wine. When people get splashed on by wine coming from your
mouth, that is a quick way to offend people.
Make sure that you are also appreciative
of the wine
regardless of how rare or the cost of the wine. It may hurt someone's
feelings if they were the one that brought the wine and you are telling
others how horrible it is.
In situations where you do not like
the wine, mom's advice is still the best: "If you cannot say something
nice, do not say anything at all."
There are not a lot of
rules you need to remember for wine tasting etiquette. It is really a
matter of thinking about the needs of others.