Thanksgiving is the busiest tasting time for Oregon wineries. For those planning to do some wine tasting this weekend, I have a few tips.
- Avoid any wineries with a petting zoo, the world’s largest wine barrel or an aerial tram.
- Wineries with a family dog or cat is a plus, even the occasional goat or horse is okay and do not apply to rule #1, petting zoo clause.
- Do not stop on your way to the winery to get coffee, no matter how cool you think Dutch Bros is.
- Pick friends to go with that are wine club members at different wineries than you are.
- If you see a large van of wine drinkers, make sure you beat them to the tasting room.
- If you see a large van of wine drinkers having a bachelorette party. Stick around, cause it could be amusing, but don’t expect a tranquil wine sipping experience.
- Do not go up to total strangers asking “Are my teeth purple?”
- Be suspect of wineries with a cute animal on the label.
- The longer the tasting notes, the more I think the winemaker is trying to hide something.
If you want to know all about proper wine tasting ettiquette, check out Tasting-Wine.com