I'm going to a wine tasting and vineyard tour event. There's also a bit of networking opportunities to be had. Any ideas of what to wear? My natural instinct always leads me to a waistcoat. Maybe a suit. Maybe a tweed jacket. But if I'm touring a vineyard, there's a possibility it could be muddy. Then there's the wine tasting and networking with possible future employees, I still need to be on top form with my clothes. Any ideas?

Views: 296

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

In Napa, nice jeans, non-shiny leather shoes, belt to match shoes, long-sleeve button-down, sport coat, no tie

Don't know about other wine-growing regions

ETA:  Don't worry about mud in Napa for another year. :-(

Where are you at? If you were in the Texas Hill Country for one of the many vineyards on the 290 trail, I would say nice jeans with cowboy boots and a nice button up if you are also there to network. Would say the same for the Sonoita wine area of Arizona

Outdoors tasting: Dress shoes, stylish blue jeans, a polo style shirt and semi casual sport jacket is fine. 

 If the tasting is indoors, dress one step up from that. 

 If the tasting is in a restaurant, dress one more step up from that.

 If the tasting is a fundraiser, you're going to be one step away from a tuxedo. 

Oh, I forgot to say I'm in England. How I would love to be going to Napa!

England (And the european wine world in general) tends to be just a touch more formal than in America. You can still go by the same basic guidelines though. It's a little more formal there because the education level of wine professionals is a little higher. Here in the states, the wine world is sales based, where as in Europe it's based more on oenology and traditional practices. So they don't really expect you to be dressed all that much better than the expectation in America, but in Europe it's a little easier to get the hairy eyeball from people if you say something that shows you have no idea what you are talking about. 

  Hint: Don't act like you know what you are doing if you don't. You can openly say you have no idea what you are doing, and that is fine. You'll get almost annoyed by the number of people who want to take you by the arm and show you around. If you handle it the opposite way, it becomes harder to engage and when you do, you will say something incorrect and you'll get the cold shoulder. Just relax, be honest, have a great time. Wine is more about the socializing than it is the wine. 

Should you either of you ever come out, note that UC Davis is NOT Napa, unless you're going to a fine arts performance.

In San Luis Obispo you can wear 501s and a t shirt to anything.

SLO does not have a world-class program in oenology.

When I visit New Jersey wineries I wear my best white hazmat suit.
I'd wear jeans and tweed high polish shoes ( show those employees that your still in buisness mode )no waistcoat solid colour shirt no tie .

Thank's, that's the sort of thing I had in mind.

Depends on the vineyard. Depends on the reason for your visit. The nature of the event should at least partially dictate the attire. The personality of the vineyard, its staff and its owners dictates the rest.

If you're going for a specific event or function, you could always creep the event's social media sites to see pictures from previous events to get an idea of the attire.

If you're going just for fun then "come as you are". Or, if you're uptight about that kind of stuff, creep their social media pages, go through the pics and mirror what you see. 

RSS

Latest Activity

John Bravo posted a discussion

What does the AoM communtiy think about one night stands?

Had my first one with a girl I met at a bar the other night...Always been a LTR kinda guy and I'm not sure if I've just become jaded or lost my morals here or what.See More
1 hour ago
leadership posted a discussion

Meeting a girl online: A good introduction message

The introduction message which you send to that cute girl online in which you attempt to cultivate a relationship with her is supposed to be the "attention getter", that determines whether she will message you back and continue the conversation, or just move on hoping to find a better man.I have been using online dating services for over a year now, as a second method in my arsenal NOT as a substitute to meeting a girl offline in the "real world". I have no problems talking to women and asking…See More
2 hours ago
Pale Horse added a discussion to the group Christian Men
Thumbnail

Black Hebrew Israelites and GOCC

Just now heard of them. Apparently one of their ministers went head to head against apologist James White. Smells like heresy. What is it and is it heretical?
3 hours ago
jazzgirl205 replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Men who whine about women?
"I hear this from both women and men.  The problem is not in their stars, dear Brutus, but in themselves.  These whiners are usually not attracted to decent human beings.  They always seem to be drawn to troubled people. …"
5 hours ago
Kevin Morris replied to David R.'s discussion Answered prayers in the group Christian Men
"Good analysis David.  There have been times when I have thought how wonderful it was that God said "no" to something.  He cares for each of us and we have to entrust that He knows what is best.  We may not understand why…"
6 hours ago
David R. added a discussion to the group Christian Men
Thumbnail

Answered prayers

We frequently hear stories of how an extremely important need was "saved" after prayer, such asShe was near death but we prayed for her and she lived.Our marriage almost fell apart but we prayed and God saved our marriage.My job was nearing being taken from me but we prayed and God saved my job.But if we think of God as a Father, any parent does not always say, "Yes" when a request is made.  Sometimes a parent says, "No," and sometimes a parent says, "Not now," and sometimes a parent says,…See More
6 hours ago
David R. joined Tookie's group
Thumbnail

Christian Men

Regardless of the specifics, we can all agree on one thing. Jesus Christ was the perfect Man who died and rose again for us such that we could have fellowship with Him
6 hours ago
Shane replied to Robin Holmström's discussion Tarzan flick as date?
"I used to live where we still had party lines. Not only would I be calling her whole house, but also two or three of her neighbor's houses as well."
9 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service