Wine Wednesday Words of Advice ~ February 8, 2012 Sommelier Erin Sullivan talks wine lists

Each Wine Wednesday we share words of advice from your favourite winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .

Sommelier Erin Sullivan, a proud member of the Wine Sisterhood, is at Farmstead Restaurant in St. Helena, California in the Napa Valley.




Question of the week

THE QUESTION: Is it appropriate to ask for my own spitting receptacle at a wine tasting event or am I expected to use the communal spittoons?

THE ANSWER: Most large scale walk-around wine tasting events will only have communal spit buckets, AKA spittoons, available for dumping and spitting wine out, and won’t offer individual receptacles. Smaller seated tastings or food and wine pairing classes will often have small paper cups or other small individual spittoons on hand for spitting.

Source: Wine Etiquette FAQs: The Wine Tasting Edition


Happy Wine Wednesday everyone!