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agree with comments about the tasting room being a huge influence on the wine. What we taste in wine is often influenced by outside factors such as descriptors and prior experiences with the atsting room (unlike other alcoholic beverages). Hence, a bad exprience at a tasting room is a BIG factor on ,my decision to purchase wine form a particular producer, no matter how great their wine. Wife and I belong to a few wine clubs whose wineries bring fond memories although the wines are not the best (ythouigh not bad either!). If I go out of my way to search a tasting room I heard about trhrough WW then I am hoping I get treated nicely and respectfully. If not, then never again.
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