I recently had the pleasure of experiencing a wine sampler. It was something I came across while I was wasting some time doing social media stuff. I hadn’t thought about it before, but it looked interesting so I gave it a go. I’m here to tell you that it’s awesome, and you should also give it a try.
1. Wine Tasting Comes to You.
Having a bunch wine delivered to your door is an amazing thing. There’s no annoying trip to the grocery store to look through 17 aisles of various wines and tasting notes (not that I don’t like doing that every now and then.) Typically, the wines in a wine sampler are chosen for you by wine experts. For example, if you were to choose to become a member of Blue Apron’s wine pairing and food delivery program, they would send you a variety of wines meant to pair with the meals that are sent to your door. No wine shopping effort on your part!
2. You Don’t Have to Commit if You Don’t Want to.
It’s certainly possible to open 5 bottles of wine for tasting and comparing; however, you are either going to waste a bunch of wine, or you’re are going to drink all the wine, and be able to see through time. (While that may sound interesting, it comes with a killer hangover.) A wine club like The Tasting Room will send you a wine sampler with 6 small bottles. You then go onto their website, create a profile, and answer some questions that will let them know what kinds of wine you like. Only then will you get a shipment with full bottles of wine. (Disclaimer: Wine will not actually help you see through time.)
3. A Wine Sampler Will Get You Out of Your Comfort Zone.
It’s easy to stick with what you know when it comes to wine. That’s often because it feels pretty risky to spend money on a full bottle of wine when you are not sure if you’ll like it. Trying to choke down a bad wine just because you spent $15+ on it is not a great idea. A wine sampler gives you the ability to dip your toes into the wine sea without spending a ton of money.
4. It’s Just Fun.
I generally love wine tasting. It’s a really fun activity, and a wine sampler allows you to do it at home, a friend’s house, or at work…wherever it is you choose to make use of it. Plus, the bottles are usually small and adorable. (I know…totally important to you, I’m sure.)
Do you see? Getting a wine sampler is a fun idea. I suggest trying one or all of the ones I mentioned above. You’ll soon be on your way to becoming a wine connoisseur.
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