How to Become a Wine Connoisseur

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How to Become a Wine Connoisseur

If you love wine then you might want to consider picking a few more skills to become an expert. This guide will teach you how to become a Wine Connoisseur. Best of all, unlike other things that take a lot of hard practice and determination for you to become good at, the main thing you have to do become a wine expert is just drink wine!

Try Many Different Varieties

Wine Bottles

The first thing you need to do is try many different kinds of wine so that you can experience all the varieties. The other things that is important is try low-priced, medium, and expensive wines so you can get a feel for their differences. And remember, don't be fooled be price. Just because it is expensive does not mean it's good!

Go to a Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Wine tasting are a great way to learn about wines. They will tell you about the different wines' characteristics, how they are made and what makes them special. Make sure you have something to cleanse your palette between tastes. Usually, they will provide something like olives, cheese or crackers so that you can taste the uniqueness of each wine. 

Wine Course


If you want to get a little more advanced, you can actually take a course. Most culinary schools offer classes on wine as well additional options such as learning how to make one or classes that pair together wine, cheese, and other foods. This is the best way to get involved with the experts who can really help you develop the skills to describe the differences between wines. 

Follow Wine Blogs


There are so many great blogs out there. They can help you discover new wines as well as give you tasting notes on different bottles. But really, they are a good place for discussion. Most wine blogs have forums where you can discuss the pros and cons of different wines and if they are actually worth purchasing or not. 

Create a Journal


After you have expanded your palette, now it is time for you to start writing about wine. Start by taking notes on the various kinds you try. Are they oaky? Do they have a vanilla or chocolate aroma? What is the color variation? You can also start your own blog too which is a great way to communicate your taste among friends and the Internet public in general. 

With these steps, you are now official a wine connoisseur. You have the tools to go to any supermarket, restaurant, or vineyard and be able to find the ways that suit your tastes the most. Just remember one last thing. There is a big difference between being a a wine connoisseur and wine snob, so if somebody hands you something you don't like a party, politely drink it and leave the commentary for your blog! 

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