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Believe it or not, there are some unwritten rules about tasting wine in a formal setting.  Whether you're at a winery, wine bar, or a fancy dinner, Elizabeth and Rick help by explaining 'wine etiquette'.

Show Notes:

  • Thanks to Matt and Brandy for leaving comments on the blog and giving us the idea for this show topic
  • Huge props to Steve Paulo at Notes from the Cellar - an awesome wine blog that previously covered 8 Rules for Visiting Tasting Rooms (it's a great read!!)
  • Shout-outs - Awesome reviews on iTunes, the blog, and the Facebook page
  • Main Topic - Wine Etiquette
    1. When presented a wine, what do you do with the cork?
    2. Does it matter if you hold the wine glass properly?
    3. What are the best questions to ask at a wine tasting?
    4. Should you spit out your wine at a tasting?
    5. The difference between wine tasting rooms and wine bars
    6. Should you always finish your glass of wine?
    7. Should you tip the sommelier, or not tip on alcohol?
    8. When visiting a tasting room, are you obligated to buy a bottle of wine?
  • Grape of the Week - Merlot (and why it's like Goldilocks)

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