For anyone who has ever frequented wine tastings, you realize that sooner or later everyone falls into a certain type of behavior.
There are the ever present first timers who are obviously ill at ease, trying to make their way through the evening by mimicking what everyone else is doing; then there are the veterans who walk around wine tastings in Solvang with a knowing air and well-placed comments describing their wines.
From an observer’s point of view, it is always illuminating to witness the social dynamics of these wine tastings.
We’ve come up with a list of the types of people you are bound to meet at wine tastings, much to our amusement and for the interest of our readers. Where do you lie on this spectrum?
1) The Experts
You can tell these people from a quick glance. They are seen walking around, often greeting acquaintances and having in-depth conversations about the flavors of the wines they’re trying out.
If you ever do have the chance to speak to them, be prepared for an education because they know what they’re talking about.
These people are the keepers of all knowledge on wine. They make for great company at these gatherings with their wit, confidence and a deep appreciation for wine, if perhaps a tad bit difficult to sell wine to.
2) The First Timers
Just as you can tell with the experts, the first timer is equally as noticeable. The first timer is often found listening to the expert with an intensity seen only in the enthusiastic learner as they try to grasp the nuance of wine and to perhaps find knowledge at Solvang’s wine tour packages.
3) The expensive is the best people
This bunch tests or buys only expensive wines. Whether or not they truly find the taste appealing is a question we have yet to answer.