Not too many people have experience in tasting wine, let alone purchasing wine. Knowing the right questions to ask might be more important than the purchase it self. Setting a budget aside is very key in wine shopping, even if you don’t have a budget there are other key factors that lead to a good purchase. What’s the occasion, who’s it for, what kind of food is being paired with it, are all important questions in wine tasting and wine purchasing.
- There is a preconceived notion that specialty wine shops are only for seasoned enthusiasts, when t he opposite is actually true.
- Have a budget in mind for your wine purchase so you’re not disappointed later.
- It’s becoming increasingly common for retailers to double up as bars, restaurants and venues for tutored tastings.
“The less you know about wine the more reason there is to choose the wine shop over a supermarket or a website. This is your one-on-one time with an expert, so make the most of it.”