Wine Guide for Beginners
Enjoying wine is like many other activities: The more knowledgeable you are, the greater the enjoyment. Watching a football or baseball game is more fun when you understand the rules and strategies by which the games are played.
The same is true for wine. The prevailing myth that one must dedicate his or her life to ardent study of wine prior to being allowed an opinion on matters of taste and evaluation of wines is simply not true. It is not necessary to spend years in a dank cellar, hunched over vintage charts, studying the fermentation process by candlelight while possessing an encyclopedic knowledge of every wine producer in the world in order to participate in a conversation about wine. You need only be familiar with a few guidelines.