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6. Don't just stick with big-name wineries. Check out some of smaller ones in area.
7. The nose, knows. Try not to use too much perfume or aftershave. The aroma of wine is half fun of tasting.
8. Call ahead for large parties. If you call ahead some wineries will even arrange cheese and fruit trays.
9. Be patient. If you prefer to visit during peak seasons, you will have a great time tasting, but it may take a minute or two for staff to serve you.
10. To test for a really good wine, swirl it around glass. Legs or tears are what is left trickling down glass after swirling. The stickier and longer legs better quality.
Nerello Glasure [Fashion Artist of Zany Wearables: http://www.zanygiftware.com and a Publishing Member of the Wine Resource: http://www.winedefinitions.com.]