For a brief period, Seghesio Family Vineyards offered a 50 ml tasting flight—6 wines portioned in mini glass bottles containing just shy of 1.7 ounces. Unfortunately, by the time I recapped my experience for the blog, the flights were sold out.
Despite seemingly reluctant participation from wineries, the idea remains genius. Genius.
TastingRoom.com has focused on this format by doing their own conversions (one 750 ml bottle equals fifteen 50 ml bottles). The idea is simple—offer premium selections that might otherwise be cost prohibitive. Wine buyers can use these tasting flights to target full format purchases or simply as an opportunity to try pricey juice.
[Speaking of Grgich Hills… we tried this wine and it was delicious. Review here.]
I just placed an order for the ‘Six Pinots, Six Regions’ Pinot Noir Sampler. There will no doubt be an artfully edited but somewhat awkward vlog posted soon.
[Click on the picture for the Seghesio Tasting Flight]