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How do you learn about new wines??

  1. steveamy profile image60
    steveamyposted 5 years ago

    Do you talk to a wine retailer, do you read Wine/Food magazines, visit wine websites or do you just randomly pick wines of the shelf ??

    1. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I usually learn about new wines from my best pal. She's one a dem dere intellugent librals what helps us dumb modrit-conservatives be mo' high fallutin.

      lol Sorry, Steve - I couldn't resist. Seriously, she and her husband do enjoy wine tastings and learning about new wines, so she's my source on this topic.

      1. steveamy profile image60
        steveamyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        no apologies necessary .... thanks for the input....

    2. Repairguy47 profile image60
      Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      E.F. Hutton says...

      1. habee profile image91
        habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, E. F. Hutton bottles a wonderful pinot grigio!

        1. steveamy profile image60
          steveamyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I like the Hutton Reserve Pinot Noir...

    3. calpol25 profile image77
      calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I learn about new wines from my Uncle he is a connoisseur smile

  2. vespawoolf profile image96
    vespawoolfposted 5 years ago

    I read Food & Wine magazine when I can and get recommendations from my friends who are wine drinkers.

  3. couturepopcafe profile image60
    couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago

    Retailers are often good sources of information. If you tell them what you like, or think you like, they can always steer you in the direction of grape, taste, subtlties, price, country of origin, etc.

    Wine tastings are excellent. Go to festivals, winerys (the best educators)  and maybe even hold a private wine tasting with friends. Everyone brings a bottle they've never tried so it's new and exciting.

    Something I used to do when I was on a wine kick was keep a journal. You document the type of wine, when you had it and where, price, all the details.

    Your impressions on taste, are particularly important to document. Soak the label off the bottle and put it in the journal. It's fun to look back over the years and say, "Wow, that was a good wine I'd forgotten about."

  4. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I usually taste a new wine at an event or with a friend. Sometimes I use Google and search for a specific year and location. I like a full bodied Cabernet from Columbia Valley - Chateau St. Michelle makes an excellent, affordable wine, the older, the better if you can find it.

 
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