So here’s the thing about wine tasting, it’s a little bit different for everyone. Some prefer to go hog wild, taste every wine available, pay the tasting fee (if any) and move on. Some would prefer to taste one or two wines, figure out if they like whats offered and relax with a glass. Another might taste a flight of a particular varietal, choose a bottle they enjoy and share it with friends. Our small group fits pretty much all these scenarios.
Today, I ask a question that sits outside those debates. Do you prefer to taste at small or large wineries? I mean sure, I enjoyed the hour long tour at King Estates but not the half hour between pours in the tasting room with 712 of my closest friends (yes, you can just feel the sarcasm can’t you?). I love the wine club pickup parties at Firesteed but again, with so many people about on those particular days, it’s hard to build relationships with anyone, to really get to know the people behind some of the wines you love. Continue reading