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Wine Your Manners: Wine Tasting Etiquette

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NBC RIGHT NOW-  With hundreds of wineries throughout our region, it almost seems like a must to know the proper tasting-room etiquette.

Wineries we spoke with said showing up drunk tops their list of don'ts.

They say it is always best to ask what the winery's speciality is and suggest to the person who's pouring, the type of wines you will enjoy and definitely smell your wine.

Tom O'Neil, wine maker and Owner of Thomas O'Neil Cellars said, "If you're going to swirl, don't splash it all over your guests and the person who's serving. Give it a little swirl, a little sniff, Other wise you're just chug-a-lugging wine then."

However, if you are unable to finish a bottle of wine you may have bought,  Washington State Law says you can take partially consumed bottles of wine home as long as it is re-corked and packaged.