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Frequently Asked Questions About Wine, Wine Tasting,
and Travel in the Wine Regions


Is it OK to wear perfume or cologne when going wine tasting?

A big part of wine "tasting" is the aroma from the wine, or the "bouquet". Wearing perfume or cologne, or after-shave or even sun tan lotion can interfere with your enjoyment of the wine, and also with other people in the tasting room. So you should minimize the use of anything that might have an odor.




How many wineries should we plan to go to in one day?

How much time should you plan on for each winery?

Should we drive ourselves around the wine regions or rent a limo?

Are there any rules of etiquette that are unique to tasting rooms?

Do white wines come from white grapes, and red wine from red grapes? Is the juice a different color from each grape? What about Rosé?

Why should wine be decanted?

Why do you swirl the wine?

In a tasting room, white wines are usually tasted first, followed by the reds, and finally any dessert wines. Why this order?

What about other items in the tasting room, such as crackers, water and wine buckets? What are they for?

Should you taste all the wines being offered at a tasting room?

What is all the information on the label of the wine bottle?

How should I choose wine at a restaurant?

How should open wine be stored?

How do I ship home the wine that I purchased while traveling?

What is a fortified wine? Where did they come from?