How to Act at a Wine Tasting

Heading to a wine tasting and don’t want to embarrass yourself? This week, Ideal Wine Company is here to help you, by telling you how to act at a wine tasting!

Wine is a Lifestyle.

As a provider of some of the finest vintages from around the world, the Ideal Wine Company recognises that wine is a lifestyle. It’s not just about buying a luxury vintage and quaffing it down by the fire on a cold winter’s night.

One of the main attractions to luxury vintages for some people is that wine is a social drink. It’s quite easy to stand around, discussing the currents events of the day, whilst nursing a glass a merlot in your hand. This is why drinkers of luxury bottles often can’t help themselves from arranging a wine tasting session or two.

Ideal Wine Company’s Five Rules You Need to follow at a Wine Tasting

Of course not everyone is a wine expert. Not everyone intrinsically knows how to act at a wine tasting. This is why the Ideal Wine Company has provided you with the five rules you need to follow, to ensure you don’t embarrass yourself at a wine tasting…

1)      Don’t Overindulge: At a wine tasting, you aren’t supposed to pour a big glass. You pour a small glass; literally so you just taste the wine. Over-pour and your fellow tasters will think you’re an alcoholic.

2)      Use the Spit Bucket: When you are tasting wine, the best way to do it is to sample the flavour then spit. Use the spit Bucket if one is provided, to show your fellow tasters you truly appreciate the taste. 

3)      Read Up on Current Events: People often chat at these events. People talk about what’s happening in the world. Make sure you read up on current events to keep up. 

4)      Read up on the Featured Wines: Wine tastings are for wine enthusiasts; you can bet everyone else will know about the wines they are tasting. Come armed with a little background knowledge so you too, can appreciate what you are drinking. 

5)      Make Sure You Relax: At the end of the day, this is supposed to be fun. Relax and enjoy yourself, and you’ll soon see that you’re the kind of person your fellow wine tasters want to talk to.

Please, just remember that a wine tasting is a hobby. It’s supposed to be fun. Yes, it’s always wise to follow these rules, but they also act to make sure you appreciate what you are drinking. At the end of the day, that is why you’re there.