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Have You Ever Been Wine Tasting?

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Tasting. It's a big event that's open to the public. While there I saw some seasoned pros — folks who brought their own wine appetizer trays and wine glass necklaces — but the majority of the people were casual wine tasters, or first-timers. It was a huge sight to behold, and the numbers of wines to try were overwhelming. After a few hours I had definitely tasted my share! So, now I want to know, have you ever been to a wine tasting? How about doing a wine tasting at a winery?

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piraterie piraterie 7 years
Our company holiday party this year involved a wine tasting! It was super great. There's a ton of wineries where I live, some extremely close to my apartment, so I've definitely been to a few tastings.
loveallstar loveallstar 7 years
No, but watching the movie Sideways made me want to,lol
kstraw23 kstraw23 7 years
back in college, a friend's parents rented a limo for her 21st to take us around to vineyards in the blue ridge for the day. i was fortunate to go to a school surrounded by vineyards in the most gorgeous settings! now that i live in dc, the vineyards aren't quite as close, but there are some great festivals and expos that come to the area
ElleJay ElleJay 7 years
i went wine tasting in november and we hit up all 13 wineries in 2 days, it was SO much fun!
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
I'm allergic to wine (well, sulfites), but I've been a DD for wine tastings for friends! Not quite the same, but still.
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
I have been to one or two wine tasting. Mostly at food Festivals. But I would love to go to Napa!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i've been to one or two and i think that i really would like to try more. i don't know much about wine - just the kinds that i think i like so i always love to be exposed to a variety and really learn.
keiraz keiraz 7 years
Once or twice, and one of those nights, years ago, where I had a huge fight with my then bf ...aaah long story lol
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
Oh yeah, I also do about half of my wine purchasing at wineries. I'm VERY lucky to have really great tasting wine in my area!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
Sonia-Not all wineries charge to taste. I live in Sonoma County and there are plenty of places that don't charge :) My group of friends make it a point to go to places that DON'T charge to taste, since a lot of times it's a much more relaxed, enjoyable experience. And there isn't as much pressure to purchase something.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
Sonia-Not all wineries charge to taste. I live in Sonoma County and there are plenty of places that don't charge :) My group of friends make it a point to go to places that DON'T charge to taste, since a lot of times it's a much more relaxed, enjoyable experience. And there isn't as much pressure to purchase something.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
I missed the Wine Tasting Competition!? Nooooooooo!! I love wine tasting. Been doing so since I was 10. In Europe I tasted wines in Hungary: Balaton, Tokaji, and the Valley of the Beautiful Women in the northern region 40 winters all next door to one another in a beautiful landscape. Temecula in East So Cal. Solvang in Central. Santa Barbara, Monterey, Paso Robles, Santa Cruz moutains, Napa, Sonoma and furtherst north I tasted in southern Oregon. But all the tasting comes at a steep price. You have to pay to taste and when you go to like 5 wineeries a day for $10 bucks a taste on top of a wine you may purchase. . . it adds up. My parents were sad to find this out. Apparently a long time ago tasting used to be free. I heard in some wineries out in Livermore it is. . . i have to check it out.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
I missed the Wine Tasting Competition!? Nooooooooo!! I love wine tasting. Been doing so since I was 10. In Europe I tasted wines in Hungary: Balaton, Tokaji, and the Valley of the Beautiful Women in the northern region 40 winters all next door to one another in a beautiful landscape.Temecula in East So Cal. Solvang in Central. Santa Barbara, Monterey, Paso Robles, Santa Cruz moutains, Napa, Sonoma and furtherst north I tasted in southern Oregon. But all the tasting comes at a steep price. You have to pay to taste and when you go to like 5 wineeries a day for $10 bucks a taste on top of a wine you may purchase. . . it adds up.My parents were sad to find this out. Apparently a long time ago tasting used to be free. I heard in some wineries out in Livermore it is. . . i have to check it out.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
No but I've washed a lot of dishes at them.
radarkitty radarkitty 7 years
I live in Livermore. The secret Napa. The last time I went wine tasting was one of the funnest days of my life!
sharshar sharshar 7 years
Once, in a book fair sponsored by a Spanish school. There were cheeses, too, it was great. Not to mention one of the Spanish wine guys was cute.
Ikandy Ikandy 7 years
nope, seems like a good idea tho..
hex913 hex913 7 years
I love to go wine tasting! It's a great recreation.
hex913 hex913 7 years
I love to go wine tasting! It's a great recreation.
emalove emalove 7 years
Yes, many times...my parents took my sister and I to the Boston Wine Expo several years in a row, it was amazing! We didn't go this year, but I hope to next year. I also go to the winery in Truro, Mass. with my family every summer, and we usually do the tasting.
verily verily 7 years
I'm not sure if it counts, but there's a local liquor/wine store that holds wine tastings every Saturday near me (Grapevine for those in Austin). It's not a fancy event or party, but if you belly up to the wine bar, you get to sample 5 to 6 different wines. I've never been to a winery before, but I'd really like to do a weekend trip to one this year.
verily verily 7 years
I'm not sure if it counts, but there's a local liquor/wine store that holds wine tastings every Saturday near me (Grapevine for those in Austin). It's not a fancy event or party, but if you belly up to the wine bar, you get to sample 5 to 6 different wines.I've never been to a winery before, but I'd really like to do a weekend trip to one this year.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Trips to Napa and Sonoma wineries have become a welcome part of our California visits, especially at Thanksgiving. Hope to keep up the twice (at least) yearly tradition for many more years!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Nope, can't say that I have...
sophia_HL sophia_HL 7 years
I used to work at a winery in high school. And I have been to some tastings at close by winery's.
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