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Are you planning on doing some wine tasting in Napa Valley? Many visitors ask us what they can expect when visiting Napa Valley tasting rooms. After working in the hospitality industry for many years, we have a good understanding of which wineries offer the best wine tasting experiences and how to make the most of each visit. 

Below are a few etiquette tips to follow when visiting Napa wineries. 

Yes, you can dump out wine. 

Some people feel rude dumping out wine, but it won’t hurt anyone’s feelings. Of course, you shouldn’t talk bad about the wine because the person pouring it is probably the one who made it. That said, you’re not expected to drink wine you no longer want, such as when switching from whites to reds. If you don’t want to waste the wine, ask for it to be poured into a second glass. This way, you can come back to it if you want. 

You are not obligated to buy wine. 

Tasting rooms look like stores, but they’re a place to taste wines first. If you find

Are you planning on doing some wine tasting in Napa Valley? Many visitors ask us what they can expect when visiting Napa Valley tasting rooms. After working in the hospitality industry for many years, we have a good understanding of which wineries offer the best wine tasting experiences and how to make the most of each visit. 

Below are a few etiquette tips to follow when visiting Napa wineries. 

Yes, you can dump out wine. 

Some people feel rude dumping out wine, but it won’t hurt anyon

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So you want to go to Napa, but you only have three days to escape. Maybe you’re coming in for a long weekend or special event – either way, your goal is to enjoy as much of the Valley as you can in a short time period. When time is a factor, it’s all about finding the “best of the best” – here’s a few ideas to get you started.

Book a Great Hotel

Your accommodations make all the difference when you’re coming into town only briefly. They should be comfortable, easy to access, and willing to give you a hand with directions, planning, and more – it will cut back on the time you spend scrambling for info. Places like Napa Valley Hotel & Suites are a great choice because they’re centrally-located and fairly close to most amenities.

Bring Spending Cash

It sounds simple, doesn’t it? It’s true, though! When you aren’t coming for a long trip, you don’t always have time to make other arrangements if you change your mind about a restaurant, a wine t

So you want to go to Napa, but you only have three days to escape. Maybe you’re coming in for a long weekend or special event – either way, your goal is to enjoy as much of the Valley as you can in a short time period. When time is a factor, it’s all about finding the “best of the best” – here’s a few ideas to get you started.

Book a Great Hotel

Your accommodations make all the difference when you’re coming into town only briefly. They should be comfortable, easy to acce

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The Autumn Napa Valley Experience

Knowing the best time to visit Napa Valley depends completely upon what kind of experience you are looking for. Whether you consider it the best time or not, you can't argue that Autumn is a bad time to visit. Between the landscape, harvest season, and the usual Napa Valley charm, many consider this to be the best time to visit the valley.

Harvest Season

Late summer and fall mark the season for harvest in wine country. Because of this, there are plenty of festivals and activities, but there are also plenty of people. That's not a bad thing as long as you plan ahead. Make your Napa Valley hotel reservations early in order to get the spot you really want. Plan your stay based on what it is you want to do so you can get where you want to be in a timely manner. Depending on where you stay, you may be able to walk or get transportation from the hotel.

Landscape and Color

One of the reasons that people enjoy Napa Valley in the autumn is the changes in the landscape. As the wealth of diff

Knowing the best time to visit Napa Valley depends completely upon what kind of experience you are looking for. Whether you consider it the best time or not, you can't argue that Autumn is a bad time to visit. Between the landscape, harvest season, and the usual Napa Valley charm, many consider this to be the best time to visit the valley.

Harvest Season

Late summer and fall mark the season for harvest in wine country. Because of this, there are plenty of festivals and activities, but there a

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Have you ever seen a movie where the actors were sampling wine? They swirl the glance, look deeply at it, and even inhale the aroma with their eyes closed. Whether you are considering a Napa Valley hotel package or you just want to look like you know what you're doing at a local wine cellar, the information here can help. You don't have to spend years studying wine to be able to taste it correctly. However, the more experience you have with it, the better you will get at being able to tell a quality wine from a cheap one.

Understanding the Color

The color or hue of a wine can tell you a lot about how it was processed and aged. When fruits are crushed for wine, they may be crushed with the skin on or off. The longer the skin stays on the crushed fruit, the more of the details of the taste of the fruit the wine will embody. It might also be a deeper, darker color. Wines that are crushed without the skin on at all won't have a deep color or flavor, Instead, they will be crisp and light. Ne

Have you ever seen a movie where the actors were sampling wine? They swirl the glance, look deeply at it, and even inhale the aroma with their eyes closed. Whether you are considering a Napa Valley hotel package or you just want to look like you know what you're doing at a local wine cellar, the information here can help. You don't have to spend years studying wine to be able to taste it correctly. However, the more experience you have with it, the better you will get at being able to tell a quali

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