Dallas Wine Tasting
Even Rumi knew what wine can do to iron out hard tidings of a day. Wine has become a large part of urban culture in last few decades. Thanks to the scientific studies that point out at the medicinal properties and health benefits of drinking wine. Consuming a single glass everyday is not just considered therapeutic but is recommended by a doctor.
We may have borrowed the wine drinking and wine tasting culture from Europe but we have made it our own with flowing reds and whites. Dallas isn’t the first name that pops in your mind when you think about wine…most people’s first impression of our great city is that of a concrete jungle. Little they know about the hidden palatial treasures Dallas has to offer.
Dallas has many wineries within the city limit so you don’t have to plan extensively for the visit. Many wineries across Dallas organize wine tasting events and wine samplings. To be a wine connoisseur is optional in order to join a wine club. If you believe that once a wine bottle is opened, it has to be finished; you risk alienating people around you and wine clubs wouldn’t be very welcoming.
You can go either alone or with a group of people to tour the Dallas wine trail and savor the world class wines they offer. You may also want to look at the North Texas Country Wine Trail to explore the region further for its wine exploits. In any case you will end visiting multiple wineries in a single day and the wine won’t let you down. Wine tasting isn’t about gallantly getting drunk; it is rather an education.
Wine tasting in Dallas helps attendees with ‘how to read wine labels’, ‘food and wine pairings’, ‘identifying wines through scent’, and ‘articulating notes of different zones in a wine’. They also teach how to pour a wine and how swishing the same wine in different ways pops different flavors in a mouth. Cooking with wine is tricky and tips and traps also get shared during the tasting events. Some of the wineries may open their doors for you to “dirty” your hands in the wine making process.
Wine tasting events are almost sacred to people who host/conduct them. Wines served during tastings are exquisite for example, the multihued Chardonnay that you tasted; only 12 of those were ever produced. As Dallas has relatively new vineyards and wineries, wine tastings serve as promotional and marketing events to showcase the produce.
Another reason for wine becoming a mainstream affair is its affordability, hence consumption by the masses. It is well known that a wine bottle from a famed winery can cost a small fortune. However, with the emergence of new wineries, prize tag has definitely been slashed. Texas stands fifth on the wine producing state list and has festivals, wine tasting events and tours organized throughout the year for wine enthusiasts.