The Don’ts of Wine Tasting

So, you think you’re all set, don’t you? Wine tasting is simply one of the most elegant events you can ever hope to attend, so you will need more than your usual level of confidence when you step in to that door. On one hand, it is important that you know how you are supposed to look. The first impression of your host simply hangs on the question of whether or not you look ready to taste and evaluate some wines.

However, more than your look, it’s also great to know what are the specific things that you’re not supposed to do. It’s just like going on an Amsterdam city trip, and knowing the facts about Amsterdam before you ever do anything. So, instead of consulting a tech blog which probably won’t tell you anything about etiquette anyway, just read on and find out what you need to know.


Keep in mind these don’ts when going on a wine-tasting adventure.


DON’T go with an empty stomach

Contrary to popular belief, going to a wine tasting event does not require you to have just wine in your stomach. It’s always advisable to have something to eat before a wine tasting, even if you aren’t swallowing. All those small sips can quickly add up and you can end up consuming more than you think.


DON’T hold the bowl

This is perhaps one of the first things that they will notice about you. Always hold your glass by the stem, not the bowl. Not only will you get grubby fingerprints on the glass, but you’ll also affect the temperature of the wine which will impinge on your tasting ability.


DON’T get carried away

There’s a reason it’s called wine tasting – no one’s expecting you to get drunk after everything. It can be tempting to drink more than you normally would with all that delicious wine on offer. Obviously you are there to enjoy yourself but to get the most out of the event, take it slow. Enjoy the flavors and aromas and truly appreciate the wine you are drinking.

With all these things in mind, the first thing you should always keep in mind is to never to have fun.