It's not just going to drinks. Wine tasting is far more exciting than wine drinking. Here's why: nobody knows that much about wine. Sure, there are professionals out there who actually know what they're talking about, but for the most part, going wine tasting is fun because you learn more about terms like "varietal" and "tannins" that make you sound fancy and cultured.
If you actually know about wine, great: this is your opportunity to show off and make your date feel awesome for being with a wine badass. If you don't, here's what you do: every wine you try, think about what food you'd want to eat it with.
Don't worry if food isn't your thing either; there are no wrong answers here, and sometimes the worst answers are the most entertaining. For example, I was once on a date at a winery and I said the pinot would go nicely with spicy cheetos. Not only did the pourer bowl over laughing, but my date found it charming and hilarious. You, too, can be the spicy cheetos girl at the next fancy winery. Dream big.