You can either join an organised wine tour or create one for yourselves. Visit one or two famous wineries by bus or wine taxi, after you have visited sights or the thermal baths in the neighbourhood, or you can combine hiking with the tasting of noble wine varieties. You can even organise a wine tasting for team-building weekends for company teams: wine tasting facilitates relaxed talk and is a perfect getaway from everyday stress.
A skill that can be learnt
Noble wine enthusiasts know perfectly well that wine tasting is not about alcohol. Of course, wine is not alcohol-free, but this is why you need to taste it like professionals do, in moderation. The most important thing is to pay attention, so that you recognise typical features of smell and taste. You do not need to be a genius to distinguish between the different smells and tastes, and knowledge about wines is easy to acquire. Winemakers are happy to help beginner wine tasters in what features to consider if they want to taste many fine wines.
It is also worth striking up a conversation with winemakers during wine-tasting activities. They will tell you stories not only about the relationship of food and wine, but also about the work, the enthusiasm, the experience and the imagination you need to make each and every bottle of fine wine. It makes no difference whether you set out on the wine tour as a novice or an experienced wine expert – in the end your knowledge about wine will be much broader, which could prove useful anytime you have to pick out a bottle of good wine.