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Episode 16 | Tasting Room Etiquette and More, with April Reddout

April Reddout of Col SolareApril Reddout

Guest Services Manager, Col Solare Winery  |  Chief Judge, 2019 Cascadia Wine Competition

Tasting Room Etiquette and Leveling up your Game

This episode is Part 2 of 2 with April Reddout and she’ll get you ready for your next wine adventure with her insights around tasting room etiquette. No perfume, really? Not if you want to interfere with the true essence of the wine, or anyone else’s experience. Learn more about April’s suggestions for seriously enjoying your favorite tasting rooms.

What Goes into Wine Scores?

April reveals what goes into judging a wine and how to react to wine scores as a consumer.

And if that wasn’t already enough great information, April clarifies five commonly held beliefs about wine.

What is Palette Fatigue?

But first, Dave and Sandi talk about the ultimate enemy of any extended wine tasting experience, Palette Fatigue! Most wine lovers assume that it occurs when your nose and taste buds get tired, but there’s research that it may be a result of your brain being overloaded with too many similar and overly familiar inputs within a short time span. Listen and learn tips on what you can do to stave off this affliction.

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April Reddout started in wine in 2008, curious and ready to learn. A part-time job in a tasting room in Prosser led to full-time, which led to management and the desire to keep learning. April enjoys helping other people learn about wine in an approachable and non-intimidating setting and strives for each guest experience to be positive and inspiring.

April judges on panels for Great Northwest Wine, Winepress Northwest and the San Francisco Chronicle. She enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for great wines and telling the story of Washington wine, in particular.






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