While visiting Catoctin Breeze Vineyard in Thurmont, Maryland earlier this year, we mentioned to winemaker, Mike Lentini, that we were writing a book for visitors to tasting rooms. Mike enthusiastically said, “Finally.” It seems that a book discussing what to expect and how to act in a tasting room is long overdue.
The motivation to write A Wine Tourist’s Guide: Visiting Tasting Rooms came from an article that we wrote in 2007. “Tasting Room Etiquette” for seven years has been the most read article on the WineTrailTraveler.com site. It has ranked number one, month after month, year after year. It seemed logical to turn the most read article into a book.
A Wine Tourist’s Guide: Visiting Tasting Rooms has several chapters that wine enthusiasts new to visiting tasting rooms should read. But the chapters are not just written for the new wine traveler. They also include information for the experienced wine tourist. Chapters in the book include:
- Tasting Room Expectations
- Tasting Room Etiquette
- Wine Tasting
- Common International Grape Varieties
- Some Common Wine Myths and Misconceptions
- How to Plan a Visit to a Tasting Room
Currently we are working on the final edit of the proof copy of A Wine Tourist’s Guide: Visiting Tasting Rooms. We expect the book to be printed in September and start shipping out pre-orders by the end of September. The retail price for A Wine Tourist’s Guide: Visiting Tasting Rooms is $10.95; however, we have special pricing for individuals, wineries and wine tour operators that pre-order copies. If interested in pre-ordering the book send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The book would be a perfect gift for any wine enthusiasts.