We’ve got wine tasting, beer tasting, salami tasting and cheese tasting. What’s next?
The fact that we have all these options before a purchase says something about our culture (it is also a brilliant marketing and sales strategy). There is a new kind of person, who is willing to purchase luxury items, but is still meticulous and careful with his or her money, requiring a sample of whatever he or she purchases. We seem to be becoming a blend of not only cultures, but classes. The wealthy are thinking thrifty, and the less-wealthy still have access to luxury items and experiences. Anyways, on to where you can enjoy find tasting experiences…
Fino in Fondo has some delicious salami sandwiches. When I went in, the owner himself, also owner of Nick’s Italian Cafe, was serving the salami on a wooden board. They have a really great arugula/salami/olive oil sandwich. Simplicity at its most delicious.
Fire Mountain Brewery offers beer tasting on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. I have yet to go, but will soon!
And of course, the gazillions of wineries that offer wine tasting.