Making the Most of Winter Wineland- Tips from Beth
If you’ve never attended a wine event before, here are some guidelines to help you make the most of your adventure.
It does take some planning…here are our recommendations…
DO – bring your checkbook, Amex, Visa…whatever – Wineries pull out all the stops sampling wine so you can make informed wine buying decisions.
DO – bring your ticket or event voucher – seems obvious…I’m just sayin’…
DO – bring your ID if you’re 30 years or younger…at some point you will be asked to show it and if you don’t have your ID, your wristband will be removed and you’ll be done tasting. It’s a law.
DO – read the program in advance. Some…NOT all wineries offer food pairings, some have music, some do tours…they all do something different and the program spells it all out.
DO – map out your route in advance – at least to some degree…it’s a large area, so start with a plan so you don’t miss the one or two wineries you really wanted to visit.
DO – make notes as you go. At the end of two days you will visit several wineries and it’s hard to remember all of your favorites – which wines you liked, where you joined their wine club etc.
DO – limit your tastes…drink water, pack a lunch and picnic at some point.
DO – share what’s happening on twitter – use the hashtag #WinterWineland
DON’T – rent a limo and party like a rock star between tasting rooms – no one appreciates a group of loud drunks!!!
DON’T – bring beer or other alcoholic beverages along for the day. Should need no explanation.
DON’T – bring your children. The wineries have requested that our events are for adults only.
DON’T – bring your dogs – this is a Health Department violation, and inspectors are out in force during events checking on the wineries…can’t have dogs and food in the same room.
PLEASE…have a great time! It’s a wine event. You’ll taste new wines, meet interesting people, enjoy SPECTACULAR surroundings, sample tasty treats – so take your time and enjoy it all.
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We look forward to seeing you along the Wine Road…