When you feel like you’re ready to head to the distant local wineries or to the vineyards of Italy and France, you’ll be presented with one big question – should you book a wine-tour or drive yourself there?
Understand that everywhere you’ll go, you’ll be tasting around 4-20 wines a day. While driving yourself may give you more flexibility when it comes to choosing wineries and scheduling, there are plenty of more reasons to opt for wine-touring instead.
Let’s take a look at them here:
1) It’s less hassle
Do you know enough about wine, wineries and vineyards to be able to pick out the best ones that fit your budget? Unless you’re a connoisseur who regularly goes wine-tasting, you’ll face some difficulty in picking out which wineries to visit.
With wine-tours, someone else does the hard work – you just need to show up. There are maps that will highlight wineries/vineyards for you but even then, how do you choose from so many high-rated places?
It’s much easier to let the experts pick the best wineries for you.
2) You swallow more, spit less
To avoid getting drunk, people tend to spit out their wine instead of actually drinking but if you have someone to drive for you, there’s no need to worry about getting tipsy. Drink as much as you want!
Wineries usually provide spittoons for wine-tasters to spit into but wine-makers appreciate it when you actually swallow their wine they spent so much time and effort on.
3) It’s educational