8 Tips For Your First Wine Tour

As a newbie to wine tour, you likely do not know what to expect. However, if you want to get the full experience, you have to be prepared. To help ensure you have a good time, here are eight things you should do before and during the wine tour.  

  1. Know your wine preferences. Before you go on the tour, take some time consider what types of wine you like. You will want to take a tour that includes wineries that make your preferred choices.  

  2. Avoid wearing fragrances. Even though you are accustomed to the fragrances you wear, others are not. Your perfume or cologne could have an impact on the tasting experience for others.  

  3. Practice moderation during the tour. It might be tempting to swallow every wine you sample, but this could result in a drunken experience. If you are visiting several wineries, try alternating between spitting and drinking.  

  4. Try regional specialties. It is important to visit wineries that offer your favorite types of wine, but it is also important to mix it up with unfamiliar tastes. If you do not step outside of your comfort zone, you could miss out on tasting a good wine.  

  5. Ask questions. During the tour, do not be afraid to ask about the wine and its fermentation process. By asking questions, you can show an appreciation for the tour and the winemakers.  

  6. Stay hydrated. It can be easy to only consume wine during the tour, but this could leave you feeling dehydrated. You could also leave the tour a bit tipsy. To avoid this, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the tour.  

  7. Take along a snack. Drinking wine on an empty stomach is never a good idea. Before the tour, it is smart to eat a good breakfast and you should have snacks ready to eat during the tour. The snacks will not only help with avoiding intoxication, but can also provide an energy boost to get you through the tour.  

  8. Consider buying a bottle or two. Buying a bottle of wine at some point in the tour is a way to show appreciation for the experience. However, you should not feel pressured to do so. If you find a wine you like, the winery might be willing to discount the price or waive any other fees that went with the experience.  

The most important thing to remember on the wine tour is to have fun. When the time comes for your next tour, you will handle it like a seasoned pro. For more information, talk to companies like Ambassador Limousine.