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6 Tips in Planning a Successful Long Island Limo Wine Tour

August 12, 2011

Planning a Long Island wine tour can be challenging if you’ve never done it before.

Here’s 6 tips to help guarantee an amazing experience for everyone!

1. Pick a Region – Once you choose your winery region, pick the wineries within that area. Call and ask if there are tasting fees and verify the tasting room hours. Most wineries are open from 11am to 5pm daily, but a few are only open on weekends, or by appointment only.

2. Pick a dining location – It’s easy to find delicious places to dine. You just need to decide what kind of cuisine you would like. If you don’t want to eat in a local restaurant, pack a cooler and picnic basket and leave it in your Long Island wine tour limo. When you feel like taking a break from your wine tour, find a shaded grassy hill to enjoy lunch.

3. Be prepared – If you plan on purchasing wine while on your tour, you should consider bringing an extra cooler to store the white wines that you buy.

4. Don’t wear any fragrances while on your Long Island Wine Tour. Smell is a huge factor in how wine is perceived.

5. Take notes – It’s okay to bring a notebook to take notes of the wines you tasted. Write down your favorites for future reference, or the ones you didn’t really enjoy.

Do Not Worry About Driving on Your Long Island Wine Tour

6. Leave your worries at home – Don’t worry about driving after tasting wine all day. A Long Island limo takes the worry out of having a designated driver after your day of wine tasting. It’s the perfect solution for your wine tour and the best way to see the scenic East End of Long Island. Get home safely with all your wine purchases and memories of a relaxing day.

A visit to the East End of the Long Island wine region is a wonderful experience that includes the aroma of all types of wine. While you enjoy chauffeured Long Island limo wine tours, take notice of the golden hills lined with rows of grapevines and the long cobblestone drives that lead to hidden wineries and tasting rooms.

Don’t forget to have fun! Try all types of wineries. You never know the exciting time you can have on your Long Island wine tour!

Etiquette Tips to Follow on a Long Island Limo Wine Tour

April 12, 2010

Knowing the proper etiquette for a Long Island limo wine tour beforehand will enable you and your party to have plenty of fun without feeling nervous about doing something new.

If you’ve never been to a winery or on a Long Island limo wine tour before, it’s nice to know what to expect and the proper etiquette to display while tasting the many different wines the Long Island wineries have to offer. It’s common for many people to have questions about what is polite while inside a winery if they have never been to one or if they are not wine drinkers. Following these tips will prepare you for your Long Island wine tour to make sure you have plenty of fun without offending the local wine makers.

  • In a winery’s tasting room, white wines are generally tasted first, followed by red and then dessert wines. Usually, lighter-bodies wines precede fuller-bodied ones. Water and crackers are usually offered to cleanse the palate between each wine. You may also use the water to cleanse the glass when switching from whites to reds to dessert wine.
  • Proper wine tasting technique: Notice the color and clarity of each glass of wine. Swirl the wine in your glass by rotating your wrist. Smell the wine by placing your nose just over the tip of the wine glass. Notice the different aromas. Then finally, taste each wine carefully by rolling it over your tongue for a few seconds before you swallow. Savor each sip.
  • If the winery has a sheet of tasting notes make sure to read over and see if you notice any of the aromas or flavors listed.
  • Correct wine etiquette doesn’t require you to finish every glass. Wineries provide jars to dispose of excess wine. Don’t feel like you need to sample every wine offered, only taste what appeals to you.
  • If you request a second tasting of a particular wine, while on your Long Island limo wine tour, it’s an indication that you are interested in purchasing the wine. This means it’s pleasant to your palate and a fine quality of wine.

By knowing what to expect and following these tips before embarking on your Long Island limo wine tour, you will feel more comfortable with a new experience and know what to do to get the most out of your day. Five Towns Limo offers luxury limousine tours of the beautiful Long Island wine country, complete with gourmet lunches for your group.

How to Plan the Ultimate Wine Tours in Long Island

December 18, 2009
When you reflect on this year, you’ve worked hard and you need a vacation. You are interested in taking of the wine tours in Long Island because you heard about their scenic beauty and fine wines, which you can taste on site. You want to visit more than one Long Island vineyard, but you don’t know how you will be able to find the right transportation at the right price so you can enjoy the day without the worry of driving home.

The first thing you need to do is find out more about the vineyards you want to visit. There is great information on the Internet about popular vineyards, check the wine tours page on Five Towns Limo, which not only offers great prices on wine tours in Long Island, but expertise on these vineyards. We offer a winery directory, which can inform you of the best wineries and vineyards on Long Island.

When you’ve made up your mind on which wine tours in Long Island you want to take, you need to find the right mode of transportation to get you there. If you want to ride comfortably at a low price, then choose Five Towns Limo. If you plan on going on one of these tours with family and friends, then we offer our specialty buses, which has  comfortable seating up to 50, a plasma T.V. with a sound system and DVD player.

We also have the ever popular pink Hummer H2 stretch limo, which accommodates up to 26 passengers and always attracts attention wherever you go on a Long Island wine tour.

The only thing left for you to do is book your tour. Five Towns Limo offers free rental quotes. Call 516.374.2545 today!