What are the first thoughts and emotions that come to mind when you hear, “Blind Tasting”? Whether at a party, a winemaker’s event or even at home, the mere idea can feel stressful if you are a budding wine enthusiast and haven’t quite developed a refined palate (yet).

During our semi-annual pilgrimage to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, we passed by a sign that said “Wine Tasting.” Of course, we immediately turned around to find the source of the grapes and discovered Tulip Valley Winery.