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7 Reasons Why You Need To Attend A Wine Tasting

Do you really need a reason to attend a wine tasting? It seems like any opportunity to sample great wine and meet others who share your interests would not need much prompting.

But if you’re still on the fence or just want a few great reasons to go sample some incredible wines, here they are.

Develop a broader palate.

It’s easy to get in a rut sometimes where you wind up drinking the same wine over and over. Or maybe you haven’t been exposed to many different wines and venturing out to explore new varietals can be a little daunting. A wine tasting allows you to sample different wines with no commitment. And during the event, you can learn how to pick different flavor notes and tastes. If you don’t care for one, you just move on to the next – and keep tasting until you find a wine you love.

Discover your unique wine preferences.

As you are tasting different wines, you can begin to identify your wine preferences. You can sample reds, whites, rosés, and learn a little about yourself along the way. Do you like a fruity wine? A dry red? A crisp white? You will learn to pick up on the different flavor notes and not only find wines that you love, but also the flavors in the wines that draw you to them. 

Gain a better understanding and appreciation for different wines

There’s a lot to learn when it comes to wine. If you want a deeper understanding of what it takes to make a great wine, a wine tasting is the perfect place to start. Learn about the origins of the wines, the regions, and the history of the grapes. Gain a better understanding of dry versus white, tannins, the difference between red wine and white wine, and a whole lot more. You may not walk away an aficionado, but you will at least have a deeper appreciation of the wine you love and those you have yet to discover.

Opportunity to try something new.

Typically, if you want to try a new wine you have to go to the store and purchase an entire bottle. Unfortunately, if you find that it isn’t quite to your liking, you are stuck with it. A wine tasting lets you sample different types of wine without having to commit to the purchase of an entire bottle. If you like what you sample, you can buy a bottle. If you don’t care for it, you just move on to the next one.

Meet others who can expose you to their wine preferences.

Wine lovers are a unique bunch, and when you can connect with others who share your interests – and maybe even your wine preferences – you can really expand your horizons. You can learn from each other and expose each other to different tastes and types, sampling everyone’s favorites while sharing your own. Meeting new friends is always a good thing, and you can discover new wine together.

Learn more about the wine’s farm-to-table journey

There’s a lot that happens to a wine from the time the grape is grown until it makes it to your table. While often fascinating, it is also a very good way to judge the quality of the wine. This is especially true if you are interested in organic wine. As you learn about the history and origin of your favorite wine, you will also learn about what it takes to make other great wines. It may even open up an introduction to some great new tastes.

You can add a great wine to your collection.

Sometimes you can just want to find a great wine for your collection, and a wine tasting is the perfect place to discover fine wines to add. Stick with your own wine preferences or venture out into undiscovered territory and pick up something new. Display it in your home or debut it in the company of special guests. Of course, you can always just keep it all for yourself or save it for a special occasion.

Find some of the finest wines and spirits from around the world at DMV Distributing. Our impressive list of great wines will tempt your palate and help you discover new wines to love. Find your next favorite wine right here

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Chateau Saint-Nabor Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2021
"a white Côtes du Rhône that
smells like a springtime garden"


"White wines from the Côtes du Rhône often are flabby and boring, lacking acidity. This rendition from Chateau Saint-Nabor is taut and focused. It offers aromas and flavors of jasmine, honeysuckle, lemongrass, zest and surprising complexity for a wine in this price range. I wrote about this winery’s chardonnay before; the Côtes du Rhône blanc is one to look out for."

reviewed by Dave MacIntyre in the Washington Post 6.9.22

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