Texas Wine News & Increase Your Wine Knowledge – A 10 Step Program
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Increase Your Wine Knowledge: A Ten Step Program
I recently saw an article that addressed this issue, but for beer. It was on the website www.accidentalhedonist.com. I decided to compose the following list with the necessary modifications making it applicable to people that want to increase their wine knowledge. Like many self-help activities, it’s a ten step program.
1.Get out of your comfort zone: Many highly visible wineries have common ownership and while having different names, may actually make wines that are similar. Also, if your idea of wine comes from the Wine Spectator or Wine Enthusiast you are missing about 80 of the known wine world that does not get mentioned in these publications. It’s time to get a new prespective
2.Avoid stereotypical wines: For starters, eliminate Chardonanny and Cabernet from your Lexicon for a while and seek out reds made from Tempranillo, Syrah, Grenache, and Barbera, and whites made from Viognier, Muscat, Riesling and Roussanne. Learn what qualities these wines express and you might find something really interesting.
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