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Well, you could at least perhaps make the argument that ppl will bring their children anyway, and if a separate space for kids is provided, then there is simply no debate and no chance that the kids will be in the bar. Whereas, if there’s no alternative, parents unfamiliar with the etiquette will simply bring in kids to the tasting rooms and tours without regard to regulations or the (generally dissatisfying) impact on the others present.
I’m generally in favor of caging children, so I get you point, Nick. An I’ve decided I’m going to try to be less grumpy, because I really don’t think I’m grumpy by nature.
Still, my preference in winery visits tends toward the businesslike. I prefer to taste and learn about wine. I’m not much on ancillary activities like picnicking or getting married. Although, to be honest, I do like sitting out on patios with my wife, at the end of a long day of tasting, trying to talk her into something embarrassing. It’s easier if there aren’t kids around.