RE: Wine Tasting Expo
People show up at wine tastings acting sedate and a bit tentative. By the third glass (and these are usually just small sips) everyone is talking to everyone else, the noise level has risen to rock concert level, every wine tastes better than the last one, and the house is selling a whole lot of wine. I love them...
A new wine shop in our town holds tastings paired with food they have cooked every Friday afternoon. Just a few wines, and some tasty, usually relatively spicy food, and the crowd usually turns over quite rapidly; so it's a lot quieter and less party-like than some wine tastings. Still a nice way to spend fifteen minutes thinking about what we'll have for the weekend menu.