Wine tours are the perfect way to explore wine, and there are many benefits to taking a wine tour. Wine tasting itself is the collective sensory appraisal and assessment of wine. While the practice of individual wine tasting dates back to as early as the 12th century, a formalized methodology developed in the 14th century that came to include all wine sampling practices. Over time different methods emerged to suit different types of wine and varying tastes among wine tasters. Today there are wine masters, professional appraisers, wine magazines, websites, and tasting parties to help you discover the best wine tours available in your area.
The first and most important benefit of a good wine tour Tuscany is that it educates you. Even if you have never tasted a wine you should go along on one because you will learn quite a bit about the different grapes, regions, and varietals of wine that exist. You will learn the history of grapes, which came to be the basis for wine, and the climate in which the grapes were grown, cultivated, and harvested. In addition to the history of wine, you will also learn how to properly store wine so it does not spoil. Wine tours also teach you the importance of aging wines carefully. After all, wine is an expensive item and with proper care it can last for decades or longer.
If a wine tour interests you, the easiest way to find one is to visit your local vineyards. Many vineyards offer tastings and tours at different times of the year and at discounted prices. During winter months, there are few grape growers left in the Chablis region of Tuscany who still make their grapes using the traditional methods from earlier generations. These traditional methods require specific temperatures and humidity levels, and if the temperature or humidity is lowered during the months of the Tuscany harvest, the grapes do not mature as quickly, nor do they taste as well. In these conditions, Tuscany wine tours are especially informative, enjoyable, and enjoyable.