With so many wines to choose from at this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, chances are you’ll find a favorite. But the star of Wine Library TV, Gary Vaynerchuk, says skip it — live a little and try something new.
Gary stopped by and shared tips on making the most of a Festival visit and your next sip of wine with Walt Disney World Moms Panelists Karen and Jackie. Explore new flavors and expand your palate, he says. Don’t find a Merlot you like and then order it every day for the rest of your life.
“If you are going to come here, which is a great decision, and have this opportunity to go and try different foods and wines, this is the perfect place for a wine tasting,” Gary says. “Don’t run to the most expensive Cabernet because you’ve had that before — that’s what everybody does.”
Once you find a new flavor, give it a smell. Gary says smelling a wine opens up your palate and primes it for the flavors. And between flavors, his best tip is to cleanse the palate with some regular lemon Italian ice.
Check out the video for the entire question-and-answer session with Gary, Karen and Jackie.