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If you’ve only just discovered the world of wine then where on earth have you been?! You’ve got a lot of catching up to do! Wine is one of the most diverse and historical beverages on the marketplace today and there are so many different varieties of wine to choose from that it can often be quite daunting for those who are new to the wine world.
But, fear not, the 3 top tips for all wine newbies to adhere to below should steer your wine-drinking ship on the right course and have you somewhat of a pro in no time! Needless to say, you should familiarise yourself with your nearest wine merchants so as to ensure you have a readily available supply of red wines from France or sparkling Spanish wines to choose from.
So, without further ado, let’s get started and take a look at our top 3 tips for wine newbies:
Newbie Wine Tip #1 – Get to Grips with the Geography!
Don’t worry, this won’t be like your school geography lessons learning about sedimentary rocks and what-not. There’s no escaping the fact that wine comes from all over the world – America, Australia, Argentina, Great Britain, Spain – you name it, you can rest assured that they’ve probably got some sort of wine production going on. French wines are supposed to be alright too. So, if you’re serious about becoming a bit of a wine aficionado, it may well stand you in good stead to brush up on your knowledge of the different wine regions out there.
Newbie Wine Tip #2 – Don’t Hold Back
Just because you’re new to the world of wine, it doesn’t mean that you have to play things safe. Don’t just go for the obvious wines that everyone and their wife will have tried. Being new to wine gives you the unique opportunity to really start off on the right foot and give your wine palate a bit of wild ride introduction. Few other consumables offer quite as much diversity and variety as wine and this truly gives you the scope to try out loads of fantastic taste sensations. Don’t limit yourself to the “house red” every time – really try to broaden your wine horizons! There is no better time to do this than when you’re taking your first baby steps in the wine world.
Newbie Wine Tip #3 – Don’t Listen to Wine Snobs
Snobbery and wine are simply synonymous with one another – there is no avoiding this fact and this can make it quite a daunting proposition for those new to wine. However, if you find yourself in the company of a wine snob then a] try to avoid looking directly at it and b] take anything that they have to say with a pinch of salt. Wine is there to be enjoyed by everyone and not just those self-proclaimed wine “experts” so, do yourself a favour, and make sure you form your own opinions about the wine you drink and don’t allow yourself to be swayed by others. So, next time you breach the doorway of your local wine merchants, do so with confidence and drink what you want to drink!