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We’ve lowered our prices on all our Long Island wine Tours.

February 19, 2015


Long Island’s wine country is about to burst with visitors from the entire New York reign.  To help kick start this famous wine tasting event, we at Five Towns Limousine have lowered our prices instead of raising them.  Go to and hit the wine tour link at the bottom of the page to take full advantage of our lower pricing and wine tour specials.  Include your e-mail to receive our weekly newsletter about upcoming limousine specials.


Tips and Tricks to Make You Seem Like a Wine Expert

December 27, 2011

Have you ever felt like you don’t know enough, or aren’t fancy enough to go to wine parties or wine tours because you’re not a wine expert? You can stop worrying after you read these easy tips and tricks to use on your next long island wine tour that will fool
anyone into thinking you’re a true wine connoisseur.

The Glass
The glass often says a lot about the wine. For example, wine glasses without stems are meant for red wines, because you are meant to hold them in the warmth of your hand, whereas white wines need a stem so that they will stay cold. Wine glasses have a lip that curves inward to facilitate swirling to release aromas, and tulip-shaped glasses are made specifically for wines the have complex aromas, so that it’s easier to swirl and release them. You want to pour about an inch at first, to taste. Then when actually serving, never
pour more than a third of a glass.

Wine Tasting
If you are going to taste several wines, begin with the lightest (sparkling wines, roses, light whites and then full-bodied whites) and progress to the heaviest (light reds to more full-bodied reds followed by dessert wines). Sipping water between wines can help preserve your palate. Start by noticing color, hold your glass against a white paper or napkin– white wines gain color as they age, and red wines lose color and become more burgundy and brown than red. After color, move on to smell, then sip. For the first few sips, let the wine sit in your mouth, and roll it over the tongue or “chew” on it before swallowing.

The Smell
One of the most notable aspects of a wine is the smell, so it is important to swirl the glass to release aromas, and don’t be shy about poking your nose in there; that’s how it’s done. Remember this acronym when looking for smells: F.F.E.W. This stands for F- fruit notes, look for three primary ones, F- floral scents, herbs, vegetables, E- earthy tones such as soil, mineral properties such as slate, limestone, and W – wood, like oak factors, baking spices, tobacco, chocolate, this says a lot about the barrel it was made in.

Over all, the most important thing is to savor the wine. True aficionados do not drink wine just to drink; they drink it because savoring it is so enjoyable. Do not comment on your opinion of the wine until everyone has tried it, it is wine tasting etiquette. Note the finish, or the last taste the wine leaves on your tongue, and comment on the complexity of the wine (how many tastes, smells, and color aspects there are).

The point of wine tasting is simply to find wines that you will thoroughly enjoy. There is no wrong or right answer, but if you know these simple facts and things to look for, those around you are sure to be impressed by your knowledge and know-how! So fear no more, and book your wine tour today!

Find the Perfect Getaway Activity with Wine Tours on Long Island

July 31, 2009

2527248094_95c4ca9a34_mWine tours on Long Island offer more than just great vintages. When you embark with friends, coworkers or family on one of the great wine tours on Long Island, then you’ll get an eyeful of stunning sights, serene sounds. Wine tours in Long Island also offer the chance to discover the island’s rich history and view firsthand the winemaking techniques that have been practiced for centuries.

And the wineries that lie along Long Island’s North Fork have been attracting visitors for nearly as long. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just someone who enjoys a tasty Merlot every now and then, wine tours on Long Island are a great way to spend a sunny summer day or a breezy autumn weekend. Participants on wine tours on Long Island will get a chance to take guided tours of famous Long Island wineries like the Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard and the Palmer Vineyards. Whether it’s a spirited new Chardonnay or a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, there’s always something new to discover at the famed wineries on Long Island. That’s why so many Five Towns Limousine customers head out on wine tours of Long Island every year.

Interested in on creating your own wine tours on Long Island? We can help. Contact Five Towns Limousine today and we’ll help you plan a one of a kind tour that you’ll never forget.