Wine is made to be enjoyed, and drinking
it should be fun!
It doesn’t matter if you know nothing
at all about wine. The most important th ing
is to drink what you like – after all, why
should you spend your cash on a wine you
don’t enjoy just because some ‘expert’
says it’s good? The best way to find out
about wines is by experimenting with
different ones and, once you find one you
like, to remember its name. Having got to
this stage you can make life more interest-
ing by trying other wines made from similar
grapes or from the same region.
This book is a basic guide to the most
widely available wines, their tastes and
styles. It is not in any sense the last word as
there are literally hundreds of wine books
which go into far greater depth on specific
wines and regions. I have tried to set the
scene and highlight the value-for-money
wines on the market.lust because a wine is
expensive does not necessarily mean it
will be the best value.
Don’t be put off by people who sound
as if they know a lot about wine. Your
choice is just as valid as theirs, and they will
buy what they like – why shouldn’t you! In
any case, a large number of people who
talk a lot about wine don’t necessarily
know much about it.
Hopefully, by reading this book you’ll
have some idea about where to start, but
the great thing about learning about wine
is that you have to keep experimenting.
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