In December we attended the Winter Wine & Spirits Festival hosted in San Tan Valley. There were 27 vendors providing samples of over 200 wines and spirits. This was our second time attending the Winter Wine & Spirits Festival. We learned a lot from our first visit to make the most of our second visit. You receive a wine glass at the registration/check-in table. They also have cute wristbands for you to wear. Note: You must return the wine glass at the end. Here are a few tips that will help you make the most of a wine and spirits festival.
#5 Indoor and Outdoor Event
This event had vendors inside and outside. We suggest you dress accordingly. I brought a coat because I did not know if it would be cold. The 60 degrees Fahrenheit weather was perfect and I did not have to wear the coat.
#4 Eat Food in Between Tastings
There were many hors d’oeuvres stations with had bread, cheeses, vegetables, and fruits.
#3 You Don’t Have to Drink The Entire Glass
Each table had multiples bottles of wine or spirits for you to sample. If you do not like the taste of the drink dump out the rest in the spit cups that are available at each table.
#2 Hire a Driver
Be responsible and hire a diver. You might be surprised how quickly you can become intoxicated at an event like this. Not only are there wines to sample, but there are also spirits and beers.
#1 Pace Yourself
The tasting lasts for 2 hours. There is plenty of time to sample many wines and spirits. No need to rush because the vendors bring many bottles to share.
Top 5 Tips for a Wonderful Time at the Winter Wine & Spirits Festival
Would you sample wine, spirits or beer at an event like this?
17 thoughts on “Top 5 Tips for a Wonderful Time at the Winter Wine & Spirits Festival”
Good tips, Missy.
We will be sure to go next year.
Great, we will join you!
That is a wonderful event to start the holiday season! I appreciated the number of vendors that presented.
Great event to socialize and meet new friends. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!
Yes, you are correct. It is a great way to meet new friends.
My husband has always wanted to go to an event like this. Is this one in California? We have a lot of festivals like this in Colorado, but they have more of a beer bend.
This one was hosted in San Tan Valley, Arizona.
Great tips! Hire a driver is critical for sure – and eating is also important.
Right, there is no need to get behind the wheel after a great event like this.
Yum! The food looks delicious!
The food was delicious.
do they have this every year? Would love to try it out.
I love the smiley face wristbands! The food looks delicious but you had me at wine!
I liked the smiley face wristbands too.
This looks like a fun adult event to attend! Wine and food is a good mix. Great tips! Especially about getting a driver.
The food looks amazing! You definitely do not want to finish every glass. It can be dangerous! lol
You are right, that would be dangerous.