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Wine Etiquette Tips

By Published On: April 17th, 2022

Wine country should be a place to relax and have fun, but it’s hard to do that when you’re not sure what to expect.

Tips for the wine road

Get a designated driver. No explanation needed … right?  

Make an appointment. Especially in the era of COVID, when wineries are trying to practice social distancing and need to control the flow. 

Don’t wear perfume or cologne. It will distract you and others from what’s in the glass.

Make sure you’ve had something to eat. Sipping on empty is not recommended. Trust us — we know.  

Don’t expect a bar-like setting. Keep your voice  at a lower volume, and expect 2 ounce not 5 ounce pours. 

Be curious. Enjoy the wine you usually drink, but try something new too! 

Pace yourself, especially if you’re visiting more than one  tasting room.

Buy wine. Take advantage and stock up on things you’ll never be able to find at home. 

Tip away. Most tasting rooms accept tips; about $5 per person is customary. Tipping more for larger groups, and if you don’t buy anything, is also standard. 

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