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Monday, July 25, 2016

Wine Tasting Tip #1 - Not Liking a Certain Wine

The first in a series of tips for when you go wine tasting.

This one is "Don't be afraid to not like something." Just because Pinot Gris/Pinot Noir/whatever is popular is quite okay to not like this variety. And it's perfectly fine to say so when you're out tasting wine. Just because your wine "expert" friend loves a certain Chardonnay or is all caught up in the Pinot Noir hype doesn't mean you have to like it.

One caveat, just because you don't like, let's say, the $10 Chardonnay you've had from the local store back home doesn't mean you won't like a winery's product that never makes it to your town. (I hear that a lot about Chardonnay). So when out tasting for the first time or two try everything. Once you've established a particular kind of wine isn't for you then it's perfectly fine to skip over those wines on the tasting list.

There are dump buckets at wine tastings. Use them!