Top Eleven Tips For Wine Drinkers

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Top Eleven Tips For Wine Drinkers

  1. Get to know the best producers/wineries. This is your safest route to consistent quality.

  2. Distrust frivolous names and "pretty" pictures on labels.‎

  3. Taste and know wines(and grape varieties) from their traditional home. This becomes your benchmark for all other similar wines made from the same grape(s).

  4. Experiment with lesser known grape varieties(versus always drinking the classic varieties and blends). It makes life more interesting.

  5. Drink wine with food - it's good for digestion and it slows the absorption of alcohol into your system.

  6. Buy local wines when possible(when at home and traveling). You get to see the influence of "place" or terroir.

  7. Buy from sustainable wineries - change the world through your purchasing power!‎ One bottle at a time.

  8. Don't over analyze, but enjoy wine! It is a magical beverage.

  9. Learn the history of various wine regions as you gain appreciation for wines from that same area. It will deepen your enjoyment.

  10. Drink wine for your health. There's a famous story of a Bishop from Seville who lived well into old age. When asked about the 'secret' to his longevity he answered: "every day of my life I drank a bottle of wine, except when I felt ill, then I drank two bottles." Just do it moderately!

  11. Never leave home without a corkscrew  (unless you're in New Zealand, where almost every bottle of wine has a screw cap).

WineSenseJoanna Pleta