“Wine is bottled poetry.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
While we all enjoy a nice glass of wine during holiday dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings, we’re not exactly Michael Broadbent.
We’ve all dreamt of being offered the opportunity to swirl and taste some of the best wines. But truth be told, most of us don’t even know the difference between a Shiraz and a Merlot!
We also don’t know what to do when going to a wine tasting event. But before you decline your friend’s invitation to join them, let’s take a look at the perks of attending one.
You’ll Learn More About Wine
This is the most obvious reason to visit a wine tasting. You’re probably used to drinking champagne and Proseco at weddings and corporate events. And you probably have some idea of different types of red and white wines.
But if you were blindfolded, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between a Pinot Noir and a Melbec.
And that’s where a wine connoisseur can help you. You’ll get to learn more about different types of wines, their history, origin, and how to differentiate between different types of red and white wines.
A lot of attendees who are visiting for the first time don’t know anything about “dry” and “sweet” wines. You’ll also get a chance to learn about that!
You’ll Use All Your Senses
When you first take a look at all the wines, you’ll learn about the different colors. You’ll learn to tell them apart because of the differences in their colors. For example, Pinot Noir is lighter in color compared to Syrah.
Wines have different fragrances, depending on their age and flavor. With your sense of smell, you’ll learn to differentiate between different reds and whites.
With your sense of taste, you’ll learn the difference between “dry” and “sweet” wines. You’ll discover that there’s more to the piquant taste of Shiraz compared to Merlot.
You’ll get to experience what it’s like to make wine so you’ll get to compare different textures and density. And lastly, you’ll hear wonderful tales and stories about wine from connoisseurs!
You Can Compare Different Wines
Imagine this scenario: you’re at a hotel for your friend’s birthday dinner. You ask the waiter for a list of wines available and he hands you a menu with unfamiliar names—instant panic attack!
Your friends don’t have a problem because they know what to order. They know which wines are good and which ones are not. Had you