Horizontal and Vertical Wine Tastings… What’s the Difference?


You have probably taken part in a general wine tasting experience, but have you experimented with a horizontal or vertical wine tasting?

During a vertical tasting, you will try different vintages of the same wine type all from the same winery. The focus is on the difference in the various vintages. For example, you might try this with Messina Hof’s Merlot!

During a horizontal tasting, the wines are from the same vintage, but from different wineries. It’s important to keep the wine variety or type and wine region the same.

Next time you’re looking to shake up your wine tasting experience, try one of these methods!