Wine events, regardless of where they are held, are always simply fabulous. Not only are they opportunities to meet elite wine writers and famous wine dealers, but they are also opportunities to taste new food and wine. I myself enjoy such events, and even if I attend them regularly, I still can’t get enough and always look forward to the next one. Out of the experiences I have had from wine events, I came up with four reasons why any wine enthusiast should go to such gatherings. Here they are:
To Meet Other Wine Enthusiasts
I believe that the saying “No man is an island” applies to every situation. If you are a wine enthusiast, there’s no way you can enjoy your journey on your own. You have to meet other students like yourself from whom you can learn new ideas. Wine events are a great opportunity to bump into people, who like you, have the desire to know more about the world of wine.
To Have the Opportunity to Travel
The best thing about being a wine enthusiast or a foodie in general is that it lets you go places. This is especially true if the events are held overseas. Even if a particular wine event is held locally, it’s still a great opportunity for you to go outside and travel.
To Get to Taste Different Types of Wine
Nowadays, it’s rather easy to choose to purchase wines online if you want to taste a type of wine that’s not found in your collection. However, nothing can beat the experience of getting to taste new wine with a group of other enthusiasts and having someone who’s an expert in wine educate you.
I would say that when I was younger, learning wasn’t really the main reason I wanted to attend wine events. I would say I loved the idea of traveling more and getting to meet new people. After several years and several wine events, however, I realized that even though it wasn’t my main motivation in the past, I still did get to learn a lot of things. Today, I can say that I’ve really matured and always make it a goal to learn a thing or two from every wine event I go to. There’s always room for learning, even if you consider yourself an expert already, so don’t take wine events for granted. Instead, consider them as a channel for you to further increase not only your knowledge about wine, but also your love for the hobby.
There are clearly other reasons you should attend wine events regularly, but as for me, these are what I believe should be every wine lover’s motivators.