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Wine Tasting Etiquette and Pro Tips

Northern Michigan is known for its nearly countless opportunities for wine and wine tasting. Before you plan your tasting trip, there’s a lot to learn when it comes to wine. You don’t need to know much to just enjoy it, but there are easy ways to feel confident in a tasting room. Director of Marketing Kyle Brownley is a pro from Chateau Chantal, a winery and inn on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City—one of about 40 different wineries along the Traverse Wine Coast. He has some pro tips to guide your sips: follow “the four S’s” of tasting.


Sight. 
Look for bubbles, which mean it’s sparkling. Check out the color.
“You can tell sugar content to alcohol content depending on all the sights and colors,” Brownley says.

Swirl.
“Pro tip is keep the stem on the actual table,” Brownley says. “Really, swirling just allows the aromatics to come out.”

Smell.
“Most wine pros would tell you this is the most important step,” Brownley says. “I always encourage people don’t be bashful, get right in there.”

Sip.
“It’s everybody’s favorite,” Brownley says.

Original story from 9&10News here 


Posted by Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula on May 07 , 2018 - 01:27 pm

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